District Correspondence, Bongaon: A 17 year old H.S examinee of Bongaon in West Bengal committed suicide after being pressurized for marriage by his girlfriend who is also a minor. The incident sparked sensation at North 24 Parganas’ Bongaon.
Santu Roy (17) had been a resident of Bediapota area at Gobrapur in Bongaon. The minor committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan on Sunday. Santu had been an H.S candidate and he was appearing for H.S exams this year from Bongaon’s Chanda Lalit Mohan High School. As per the family of the deceased, Santu has been in a relationship with Sathi Mondal who is also a minor and a student of class 11. Sathi is a resident of Bongaon’s Chanda Raipur area. As per complaints, Sathi had recently been pressuring Santu for getting married. However, when Santu talked about the issue in his house, his family ruled out his demand, stating that he is a minor.
It is assumed that Santu killed himself without being able to bear the pressure of his H.S examinations and the constant pressure from Sathi. His hanging body was discovered from his room around 7 in the morning. The Bongaon Police rushed to the spot after being informed about the incident. An unusual death case has been registered in connection with the incident.