18/05/2016 10:34 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Boy Ends Life Fearing Failure, Scores 72% In Board Exam

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Depressed man

Fearing failure, a 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide hours before the results of Class XII board examinations were declared.

Shaktiganesh, a student of private school in Karamadai, hanged himself in his house in Periyanaicken Palayam on the city outskirts when his parents had gone out, police said.

He had expressed fear that he may score lower marks or fail in the examinations, which led to the suicide even before the results were announced, they said.

However, the boy, son of a retired postal employee, scored 861 marks out of 1200 marks and cleared the exam, police added.