An 11-year-old boy in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district committed suicide when his parents refused to buy him a touch-screen mobile, police said Saturday.
Sujal Mehar, son of police officer Biharilal Mehar, was a class seven student of Vivekanand English School in Garoth area of Mandsaur.
“Yesterday (Friday), he had gone to school and found that his friend had a touch-screen mobile. After returning, he asked his parents for a touch-screen mobile too. But they refused and his mother even said he will never get one,” Sunil Khemriya, the officer in-charge of Garoth police station, told IANS.
“Soon Sujal went inside the room and using his mother’s sari, hanged himself from the fan,” he added.
Sujal was the Mehars’ only son after three daughters.
Mandsaur is over 350 km from Bhopal.