|The house where Digvijay lived, at Buddha Colony in Patna. Picture Ranjeet Kumar Dey
Patna, Feb. 4: Ninteen-year-old Digvijay alias Apul was under tremendous pressure to clear the impending matriculation examination.
A student of Class X at Devipad Chaudhary Shahid Smarak High school, also known as Miller High School, Apul had earlier failed to secure passing marks in the board exams four times.
The pressure proved too much to take for the student and he committed suicide by hanging himself from the overhead water pipe in the bathroom of his house located on Ram Shuchit Mishra Path under the Buddha Colony police station this afternoon.
The incident came to light around 4pm when Apul’s mother Suman Sinha, who runs a photo studio at the Boring Canal Road, came back for lunch and found the house door locked from inside. She called the neighbours who broke open the front door and found Apul’s body hanging in the bathroom.
The neighbours informed the police who reached the house within half-an-hour.
Apul’s father had passed away some time back and he was living with his mother.
The police have recovered a suicide note from the house in which Apul has apologised to his mother for all the “unhappiness and disappoint-ments” he has caused.
The note said that he loved his mother very much and he was sorry for all the troubles he had given to her.
Apul wrote in the note that he was going away and that his mother did not have to face any sadness and remorse now.
Police sources said that Apul had decided to appear for this year’s examination as a private student as he had failed to clear his school exams four times.
“The boy was not a very good student. Since he failed in the exams many a times, we think he was under severe pressure and could not cope with it. His mother knocked the door repeatedly but he did not answer. The family lived in a rented accommodation,” a police officer said.
The cops added that the body has been taken to the Patna Medical College Hospital for postmortem. This is the fourth incident of suicide involving students in the past 15 days.