An 11th grader allegedly killed himself after his mother reprimanded him for bunking classes, according to reports.

The boy, 16-year-old Vijay Kumar was found hanging dead from the ceiling of his home in Vuyyur, a town in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday morning, Aug. 14, reports said.

The shocking discovery was made by Kumar’s mother, who is a teacher at a private school in the town.

Local media reported that the mother had scolded the teen the previous night when she learned that he had been bunking classes.

It is not known if the police have recovered a suicide note or message from the scene.

The teen’s body was brought down from the noose and sent to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. The exact cause of death remains unclear as the autopsy results were being awaited.

Based on a complaint filed by the boy’s mother, the Vuyyur police have registered a case of unnatural death. A further probe is underway.

LT reported a similar incident when a 12th grader in India’s Tamil Nadu hanged herself to death at her home in the Cuddalore district on July 25.

"She reportedly left behind a four-page suicide note, blaming her "inability to fulfill IAS (Indian Administrative Services) aspirations placed on her by her parents", as the reason behind her death, Police Inspector Karthik said.

Police said the victim’s parents, who are farmers, attempted to complete the girl’s final rites without informing the authorities.

"However, when we learned about the incident, we sent the child's body for post-mortem. A case of suspicious death has been registered," said Sakthi Ganesan, police chief of the Cuddalore district.

The alleged suicide happened just a day after another 12th grader was found dead in her hostel room of Sacred Heart Girls Higher Secondary School in the state’s Tiruvallur district.

Police said no suicide note was recovered from the girl’s room. The exact cause of death remains unclear.

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