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Student consumes poison after being slapped by retired lecturer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 December 2021, 12:08 IST

In a shocking incident reported from Odisha's Sambalpur district, a 16-year-old student tried to end his life by suicide after being allegedly slapped by a retired lecturer from whom he had loaned Rs 10,000 but was not able pay back the loaned amount, police said on Tuesday.

The boy is a student of BRG Plus-II College in Bhojpur, he also manages a paan shop in the locality, police said.

He had loaned Rs 10,000 from the retired lecturer of Jamankira College, which he was supposed to pay back with some interest, they added.

When the student was not able to pay back the borrowed sum, the retired lecturer on Monday went to BRG College, where the boy studies, and slapped him in a classroom full of students, police said.

Embarrassed in front of all his classmates, the boy bought pesticide from the market and consumed it, they said.

Currently, the boy is undergoing treatment at the Kuchinda sub-divisional hospital and his condition is said to be critical, police said.

The matter is being investigated by the cops and a case will be registered, said Sobhakara Seth, the inspector-in-charge of Kuchinda police station.

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First published: 1 December 2021, 11:31 IST