Crazy World: Denied a touchphone, boy kills self
5 March 2012
INDIA: Peer pressure turned fatal for a 11-year-old in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
A boy committed suicide because his parents refused to buy him a touchscreen mobile phone.
The boy's friend had recently acquired an expensive touch phone and had brought it to school to show it off among friends.
The boy wanted one of those expensive gadgets as well. When he demanded that his parents buy him a touchphone, his mother told him that he would never get one.
Upset over being denied a touchphone, the grade seven student went inside his room and hung himself from the fan using one of his mother's saris.