Scolded by mother for smoking, boy commits suicide in Rajouri

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A teenage boy allegedly commited suicide after he was scolded by his mother for smoking on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as 14-year-old Mohammad Wahid son of Mohammad Zaman resident of Gadyog Khawas.

Police said that the boy, a student of eighth grade, was found hanging with a tree near his house on Wednesday noon.

A police officer said that the boy left his home in anger after being scolded by his mother who had got to know about his smoking habit.

He was later found hanging with a tree near his house, he added.

The officer said the body was handed over to the next of his kin after medico-legal formalities.

“We are investigating the case,” he said.