Fearing that his parents may scold him for breaking a glass tray in refrigerator, a 12-year-old boy committed suicide by hanging self in Neelankarai on Wednesday.
After Pramod scared Dashwanth that their father may get angry with him, Dashwanth hanged self from hook meant for fan using a nylon rope. After Pramod alerted Boopalan about the incident, the latter rushed to the house and rescued Dashwanth. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Neelankarai police sent the body to Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem. Police said that since the house had a terracotta roof, it became easy for Dashwanth to reach the hook attached to a wooden log.