In a tragic incident, a 15-year-old class 10 student in Western Assam’s Chirang district allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday morning after he failed to attend online classes and examinations in the absence of a smartphone.
The minor boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree near his house.
Police said the boy, a resident of Salbari village under Runikhata police station in Chirang district was a student of class 10th at Tukrajhar High School.
He was supposed to attend the online classes which were started recently after the government’s order.
After the lockdown in view of Covid-19 pandemic, most of the schools across the country have started online classes.
The boy belonged to economically weak family, living in a small house and failed to get a smartphone for online classes.
He was deeply upset after he failed to attend the online classes, said a local resident.
Police have recovered a suicide note from the spot.
The suicide note mentioned that he had been stressed for the last few days because he could not attend online classes for not having smartphone.
The boy stated that he also couldn’t appear for the online examinations as he did have smartphone.