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Teen ends life on rail tracks

Staff Reporter


His kin say he did not want to face the class exams

Textbooks, diary and notebooks recovered


Bangalore: A 14-year-old boy student allegedly committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a running train on Bangalore-Mysore railway track near the Deepanjalinagar Bridge here around 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

His relatives said the boy ended his life as he was afraid of facing class examinations.

Government Railway Police (GRP) officials, who recovered the mutilated body from the tracks, identified the teen as J. Girish, a Class 9 student of Isaac Newton High School, off Binny Mill Road in Cottonpet.

The police also recovered textbooks, notebooks, wristwatch and a diary mentioning his address and mother's phone number.

According to sources in his school, Girish, who had lost his father, Jogaiah, 10 years ago, lived with his mother, Suma, and sister, Navyashree, in a small house in Hosaguddadahalli.

Exam stress

“He had done poorly in the previous examination and was afraid of appearing for the class exams again. He might have committed suicide due to exam stress and fear of failure.

“In fact, he was under stress for the last many days,” a teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Hindu. She believes the child was depressed.

Girish had left for school on Monday morning.

When he did not come home, Ms. Suma called his class teacher only to learn he had not attended classes that day. Instead, he ended his life the following morning.

A passerby, who saw the dismembered body, called the police around 7.45 a.m.

Mother, daughter die

In another incident, a young woman and her two-year-old daughter died on the spot when they were run over by a train near Challaghatta on Bangalore-Mysore railway track on Monday morning.

The incident came to light when the driver of another train, alerted railway officials in the evening.

Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, who recovered the bodies from the tracks between Hejjala and Kengeri stations, suspect the victims were not aware of the approaching train while walking across the track.

The 200-metre stretch on either sides of Challaghatta is one of the most dangerous spots on the Bangalore-Mysore railway route.

At least half a dozen accidents have taken place there in the last two years, an official at the Bangalore City Railway police station said.

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