Boy commits suicide

A 17-year-old boy committed suicide after his parents did not purchase a mobile phone at Kakkunje village, which comes under Kota police limits, in Udupi district on Friday.

According to the Kota police, Prateeksha, son of Basava Kulal, had seen his friends use mobile phones in college. He urged his parents to purchase him one as well, but they could not afford to do so.

Prateeksha is believed to have committed suicide in the family’s residence between 3.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday.

(Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling from Arogya Sahayavani on Ph: 104 or the psychiatrist in the District Mental Health Programme, Dr. Manas, on 97319 81444.)

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