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Delhi: 17-year-old boy commits suicide over poor academic performance

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Dec 18, 2012 at 10:41pm IST

New Delhi: A 17-year-old Class 11 boy, whose father is a head constable, committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of his school building in New Delhi on Tuesday, police said. Parvesh Dahiya jumped off the building of Modern Public school in south Delhi's Dwarka Sector-3 around 10:30 am.

The victim was upset over his poor academic performance, said police. Victim's father Virender Dahiya, who works in Delhi Police, said that his family never put pressure on the boy to score better marks. The victim asked his teacher to go to the medical room to take a pill as he was having a head ache.

"The teacher allowed him to leave. Instead of going to the medical room Pravesh went to the terrace and jumped off," said police. Police were trying to ascertain if the boy was being pressured by his teachers to perform well.

Delhi: Boy commits suicide over poor academic performance

The victim was upset over his poor academic performance, the police said.

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