Odisha Student Attempts Suicide After Being Slapped In College Over Non-Payment Of Loan

Sambalpur: A 16-year-old student in Odisha’s Sambalpur district attempted suicide after a retired lecturer allegedly slapped him for not returning Rs 10,000, which he had borrowed from him.

According to police sources, the boy felt humiliated when the retired lecturer of Jamankira College slapped him in his classroom full of students at BRG Plus-II College in Bhojpur, on Monday.

He bought a pesticide from the market and consumed it. He has been admitted to Kuchinda sub-divisional hospital and his condition is stated to be critical, the sources added.

The boy, who also runs a paan shop in the area, was supposed to pay back the loan with interest.

“The matter is being probed and a case will be registered,” Kuchinda police station IIC Sobhakara Seth said.

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