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Class XI student hangs self over depression

Class XI student hangs self over depression

Kolkata: Arkaprabha Basu, a Class XI student of a well-known school in

South Kolkata committed suicide at his residence on late

Thursday evening.

Police have confiscated his cell phone and laptop. Preliminary investigation revealed that he was in mental depression and searching suicide notes online. Arka was admitted to hospital last year after he severed his veins because of his involvement in the Blue

Whale game.

Police said Arka, a resident of Patuli, was a son of working parents. His father works at an oil company and his mother is an employee of a nationalized bank. Her elder sister is a lawyer.

For quite some time, Arka lost interest in his studies and was repeating Class XI for the second year. This aggravated his depression. In 2017, he was admitted to hospital and was under treatment after he severed the veins following his Blue Whale involvement.

On Thursday evening, his parents and sister had gone out and there was no one in the house except a maid. The maid heard a loud sound and asked the watchman of the apartment to break open door which was locked from inside.

Arka committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling. Police was informed. Meanwhile, his parents and sister rushed back home. The body was sent for an autopsy and his laptop and cell phone were seized.

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