15-yr-old consumed a bottle of pesticide after a teacher called his parents to school over his lack of attendance

Adding to the ever-increasing list of students attempting suicide, a 15-year-old Std X student tried to end his life right outside the principal's cabin at the Central Railway Employees High School and Junior College in Parel on Thursday afternoon.

Senseless act: Parel's Central Railway Employees High School and
Junior College where the boy tried to commit suicide. Pic/ Milind Karekar

The boy panicked after his parents were summoned by one of the teachers over his low attendance at school. He was rushed to the KEM Hospital and is said to be out of danger.

According to the police, citing misbehaviour and poor attendance, one of the teachers had asked the teenager to get his parents to the school, and had informed his brother, a student of the junior college about the same.
However, the teenager took along one of his uncles, and asked him to pose as his father.

On realising that the boy had lied, the teacher reprimanded him for his behaviour and insisted on meeting his parents.

At 12.30 pm, the teenager came back with his parents and while they were busy conversing with the teacher, the boy, fearing that he would be subjected to stringent punishment by his parents, consumed pesticide that he was reportedly carrying on him.

"We have made a diary entry of the matter and the student is now out of danger," said R B Poman, assistant commissioner of police, Bhoiwada.

Principal speaks
"We immediately rushed him to KEM hospital and informed the cops. We have been giving him time to learn and were trying our best to adjust as per his needs. However, nothing appeared to be improving. Considering that Std X is a crucial year, we took the decision of informing his parents," said the school principal.