Two days after parents of a 21-year-old youth lodged a non-cognisable offence against their son for assaulting them, the boy allegedly committed suicide by setting his house on fire at Mumbai’s Kalwa township.
The deceased has been identified as Ajinkya Nikalje, a hotel management student. Police said Nikalje set the hall and his bedroom of his house on fire and then hanged himself from the ceiling fan on Wednesday late evening.
According to police, the youth’s parents were not at home at the time of the incident. Thane Municipal Corporation had launched an operation to douse the house on fire after they received an cry call from the neighbourhood.
The rescue team and neighbours to their shock found the youth’s body hanging from the ceiling fan when they broke open the door.
Police have sent the body of the deceased for postmortem. According to a police personnel Nikalje was a hotel management student and was in depression after he failed in his exams. "His parents had lodged a complaint against the boy after he had attacked them on questioning about his studies two days back," said a police officer.