A teenager hanged himself to death after his alleged girlfriend refused his marriage proposal during a video call.

The 19-year-old college student, a resident of Kurla in Mumbai, India, was found by a belt at his home, police said Sunday, August 1.

The deceased teen has not been publicly identified.

Police officers were dispatched to the teen’s residence in Bhartiya Nagar after the boy’s mother alerted the authorities about the suicide, a VB Nagar police station official said.

The responding officers found the boy hanging from the ceiling. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen’s body was sent to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

According to a preliminary investigation, the teen boy was upset that a girl, from his college, rejected his marriage proposal.

The boy reportedly initiated a video call with the girl and told her that he was going to kill himself because she rejected his proposal, police said. The authorities have not released the girl’s name.

Police said the boy’s mother got worried after he failed to answer her calls. The mother then called up her neighbors and asked them to check on the boy.

The neighbors went to the home and found the teen hanging from the ceiling. The boy had reportedly used a leather belt to hang himself to death, local media reported.

The police have registered a case and the incident is being investigated as an "accidental death", an investigating officer said. The police are questioning the victim's family and friends to get a better insight into the matter. It is unclear if the girl is being investigated for her connection to the death.

"Since he was not picking up her calls, his mother asked neighbors to check. Our probe found that the deceased had, before the incident, initiated a video chat with the girl, from his college itself, to show her that he was ready to end his life over the rejection of the marriage proposal. An accidental death case has been registered and further probe is underway," the Times Now News quoted a police official as saying.

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An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed herself after her father sternly scolded her for not regularly going to school in Navi Mumbai, India on Wednesday, Aug. 3. This is a representational image. Pixabay.

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