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14-year-old commits suicide after beating from mother

Kanpur A 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself after receiving a beating from his mother in Keshavpuram area of the city, police said today.

The class IX student got into a quarrel with his sister yesterday evening as the family was about to visit a temple, which irked his mother and she beat him, they said.

Angered by the beating, the boy locked himself in a room and hung himself from the ceiling fan, they said.

In another incident, a 28-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself due to alleged harassment by her in-laws.

Police said the family members of the deceased claimed that her husband was an alcoholic who used to regularly harass her and she also faced harassment from her in-laws over dowry.

The girl's family was yet to file a complaint in the matter, they said.

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