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Teen hangs self, blames school teacher for beating him up

Press Trust of India  |  Khandwa (MP) 

A 15-year-old boy committed suicide after being allegedly beaten up by his in a school in Madhya Pradesh's district, police said Saturday.

was a Class-IX student of the privately-run at Sulgaon village -- around 230 km south of -- in Punasa area.

While a case of suicide has been registered, nobody has been named as an accused yet, police said.

The teenager hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his home on Friday evening when other members of the family were away in the fields, said station in-charge Harish Rawat.

A suicide note, purportedly written by the student, blamed his for his death. The boy's father, Vijay Rathore, shared the suicide note with the media on Saturday.

According to the deceased's father, the had called him on Friday afternoon to complain about and threatened to expel latter from school for indiscipline.

alleged that, after he left, the teacher thrashed his son with wooden rulers with so much force that two rulers broke.

of Police (SP) Ruchi Vardhan Mishra said the school authorities had admitted that was beaten up.

The teacher, who is not traceable, had objected to the teenager carrying mobile phone to the school, the SP said.

Police are recording the statements, the added.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:10 IST