A 17-year-old boy allegedly killed himself after his father sternly scolded him for spending a lot of time on his mobile phone in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India on Sunday, June 26.

The deceased boy, identified as V Ajay Kumar, 17, a 12th-grade student studying in a private school, was reportedly spending too much time on his cell phone instead of studying on Saturday night. Seeing this, his father Vadivel confronted him and reprimanded him for wasting time on his mobile phone instead of focusing on his studies, DT Next reported. 

The next morning, on Sunday, June 26, after Vadivel and the boy's other family members woke up, they found Ajay hanging dead in his room. 

Following the gruesome discovery, the family alerted the police regarding the incident. The officers immediately responded to the scene and sent the teen's body to Dharmapuri Government Hospital to conduct an autopsy. Meanwhile, law enforcement has registered a case and launched an investigation into the tragic death.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 15-year-old boy reportedly killed himself after his mother took away his mobile phone in Idukki, Kerala, India on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, Latin Times reported. 

The victim, identified as Russel Mohammed, a resident of Kokkayar in Idukki, reportedly took his own life by hanging a noose from the ceiling fan in his room, after his mother took away his mobile phone amid concerns that he was overusing the device.

Mohammed's mother found him using his cellular phone at around early 4 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, and proceeded to take it away saying he was spending too much time in front of screens. When Mohammed asked his mother for the mobile phone back later that morning, she reportedly refused to hand it over, sternly saying that she will return the phone only if he spends time studying till noon.

Mohammed's mother then left the home for some errands. However, when she returned around 1 p.m., she found that her son's room was locked from the inside. Following this, she forcibly opened the latched door and found Mohammed hanging limp from the ceiling of his room.

phone-869669_960_720 A 17-year-old boy allegedly killed himself after his father sternly scolded him for spending a lot of time on his mobile phone in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, India on Sunday, June 26. This is a representational image. Foundry/ Pixabay