A Plus Two student hanged himself in the classroom of his school at Palamaneri in Thanjavur district on Tuesday.
Police said that the 17-year-old boy from Nadupadugai village, studying Plus Two at a private school at Palamaneri, completed his special class in the morning and headed straight to the classroom where he was found hanging after an hour by classmates.
The school authorities then informed Tirukkattupalli police, who rushed to the school and sent the body to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for a post-mortem. Superintendent of Police T. Senthil Kumar and Tiruvaiyaru DSP Anbazhagan conducted inquiries at the school.
Since the public and the parents of other students gathered in front of the school in the morning, the school administration declared a holiday for the day.
The State’s health helpline 104 provides anti-suicide counselling and Chennai-based Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline is 044-24640050.