A teenage boy committed suicide in West Bengal after he was beaten up by some relatives for not studying, police said on Wednesday. His grandmother, two uncles and aunts have been arrested.

Shantanu Ruidas (12), a resident of Bantra in Howrah district, hanged himself from a shower at his maternal uncle’s house on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

“His father lodged a complaint at night against those in his uncle’s house,” a police officer said.

According to the complaint, Ruidas used to stay with his maternal uncle to study and was often beaten up and humiliated for petty reasons, police said.

“The father complained that the teenager was scolded and beaten up by his uncle and aunt for allegedly being inattentive ahead of his exams. He locked himself inside the washroom after that,” the officer said.

“We have arrested the grandmother, two uncles and two aunts of the deceased,” he added.

First Published | 2 August 2017 5:01 PM
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