14-year-old boy dies by suicide in north Kashmir

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Srinagar: A 14-year-old boy allegedly died by suicide by hanging himself at his maternal uncle’s home in Plan area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the boy (name withheld), a resident of Nowpora locality of Bandipora hanged himself at his maternal uncle’s home today.

He said that soon after the incident, the boy was rushed to district hospital Bandipora by his relatives, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

“Body of the deceased will be handed over to his family members for last rites after completing all legal formalities,” he added.

The official said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up.

Notably, this is the second such incident in the past three weeks as a 12-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his home on 2 October in Aloosa village of the district —(KNO)

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