Firecracker to the moon
Jaipur, Jun 6 (PTI): A 12-year-old boy in Sriganganagar district committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his house on Wednesday, apparently on hearing the news of the death of actor Jiah Khan, who died in Mumbai.
According to police, the boy, Babu , a resident of Gurunanak Basti in Sriganganagar, woke up on Tuesday morning and was watching television. Babu was a student of Class V in a private school.
"He became depressed after watching the news of Jiah Khan's death. Later he brought some DVDs of Jiah Khan's movies and started watching them. In the afternoon, the boy confined himself to a room. He did not even lock the room and hanged from the ceiling fan," said a police officer on Wednesday.
"He was found hanging from the ceiling and his television and DVD player were on. We have also recovered some DVDs of the film in which Jiah Khan had acted," said a police officer.
"He was continuously watching the television news on the actor's death and even asked his mother why she committed suicide . His mother convinced him not to take it seriously. Later, when the mother was cooking lunch, the boy committed suicide," said officer Ramesh Chand.
'Shocked' by Jiah Khan's death, 12-year-old boy commits suicide