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Rajasthan: Parents fail to buy smartphone, 18-yr-old boy jumps to death

Rajasthan: Parents fail to buy smartphone, 18-yr-old boy jumps to death :- An 18-year-old boy upset with his parent’s failure to buy him a high-end smartphone jumped to death into a 70-ft deep ditch in Parana village of Bundi district this morning.

The teen of a 9th class left home with his young brother after a spat with his parent after they expressed their inability to buy the costly mobile phone, reached the apex of a stone quarry and jumped into the deep ditch to the horror of his brother.

The boy shouted and yelled “I’m going to die,” leaving his distraught brother to run back home and tell his parents about the incident.

The Dabi police station in-charge Sampat Singh in whose jurisdiction the incident took place, told that the body of the boy was handed over to his parent after its post-mortem.A case too was registered in the matter, he said.

Singh said the teenager, a native of Alirajpur city in Madhya Pradesh had been studying in class IX in his village but had dropped out of the school due to the poverty of his parents who had migrated to Rajasthan to work as labourers in the stone quarry.

The police said- “the boy committed suicide, hankering for a costlier mobile phone despite his parents having bought him a mobile worth Rs 9,000 a few months back.

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