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Class 11 Student Commits Suicide in Delhi, Citing Parental Expectations

Tragedy struck Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area as a 16-year-old class 11 student, Ankit Badola, took his own life due to the frustration of not meeting his parents’ expectations, according to a police official on Saturday. The incident came to light after a PCR call was received at 7.06 a.m. on Saturday, reporting a suicide in the Chander Vihar area, prompting the Madhu Vihar police station to take immediate action. Upon reaching the scene, the police team found Ankit hanging in the bathroom, where he had used a rope tied to the window rod to take his life.

In a heart-wrenching suicide note, Ankit expressed deep disappointment over his inability to fulfill his parents’ expectations, particularly regarding his academic performance. The deceased’s father, an architect, and his family consisting of his parents and one elder sister, who is a student at Delhi University, now grapple with the devastating loss. As per standard procedure, investigations are underway under section 174 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) to ascertain the circumstances leading to the tragic event.

The incident sheds light on the immense pressure and mental distress that some students face due to academic expectations, prompting authorities to address the issue of student mental health and well-being. This heartrending incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for students to alleviate the burden of expectations and promote mental health awareness in educational institutions.