Bhadrak: A 13-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide after being rebuked by his mother over excess mobile phone usage. The shocking incident took place yesterday at Purushottampur village under Basudevpur block of Odisha’s Bhadrak district.
According to reports, Debankar Nayak, a class-IX student, was reprimanded by his mother for using a mobile phone instead of studying. While the woman was busy in household chores, the minor boy hanged himself inside the house using a rope.
Though his mother and neighbours rushed him to Basudevpur Hospital, doctor declared him dead. A pall of gloom descended on the locality after the death of the boy.