"Srijan Chowdhury, 17, a student of class 11 from South Point School allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house in south Kolkata's Kalighat area. His body was recovered on Monday night and has been sent for autopsy," said an officer from Kalighat police station.
According to the family members, Mr Chowdhury, who was visibly depressed over the past few days, started behaving strange after watching the horror film with his friends.
"My son looked unmindful and disturbed after watching the film. We asked him what was wrong but he did not tell anything. We never imagined he would take such a step," his mother said.
Police said they have seized the boy's mobile phone and would be quizzing the friends who accompanied him to the theatre. They are also awaiting the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death.