Bengaluru teen jumps before train after mother scolds him for being late for school

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (PTI): Chided by his mother for going late to school, a 10th standard student allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train here Friday, police said.

The 18-year-old student was saved in the nick of time as the alert train driver Madivalappa applied sudden brake and he escaped getting run over, police said.

However, as a result of the fall on the track, he sustained head injuries, they said.

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He is being treated at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).

The student's parents run a tailoring shop here, police said. On learning about the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy visited the injured student.

He told reporters that it was sad that some people take the extreme step over petty issues and advised against taking such drastic decisions.


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    He needs to see a Shrink ...

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  • Hindustani, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    I would like to Thank the driver first because of his alertness this boy is saved.

    This is pure madness and these days suicide for petty issues are on the rise.

    God have given you life and only he has the right to take it.

    Be alert and educate one and all not to go to that extent.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    Parents pamper their kids, but run out of wits when such pampering spoils the kids.

    These days parents don't want Thier kids to learn life skills. Parents want to only earn and make so much money that will last 10 generations. But no time for proper parenting.

    Or perhaps at times both parents work so hard because of their financial background, they simply don't have time for parenting.

    Again the issue of nuclear family. Kids don't get to even know their first cousins. What they do is end up making wrong friends because noone cares.

    Bane of life's expectations. Everyone wants to buy things their neighbours have. Doesn't matter if they have to work so much there is no time for parenting. 2 year old kids know how to operate a smart phone.

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  • Cynthia, kirem, Kirem

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    Parents are really in confusion now a days whether to correct their childrens mistake or not? When parents strive hard to provide everything for their children, they too have the right to correct their children. Out of work pressure tensions, parents also will loose their patience.
    But can't predict which child takes in what way ?
    Hope and pray, that student will come out from the hospital safe and sound. God bless motor man.

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    Parents have to show patience and good attitude towards children. Sky will not fall down if children will go late to school or don't perform well in school. Children copy elders attitude and show the same to their children also. Please understand this parents. This boy would have list his life.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    Imtiaz, if the child goes to school late very often, it's school Which cannot maintain discipline. Other children too make a note of it. There are thousands of children in the school, if everyone comes late?? Discipline is discipline.
    Naturally school authorities call parents and inform them about the late arrival. Parents have to look into the issue and correct them.

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  • Cynthia, kirem, Kirem

    Sat, Jan 12 2019

    He is 18 years old student. If there is attendance shortage his full year will go in vain. Sometimes students start from home in time but they don't attend the class. Some colleges inform the patents through messages. Otherwise how parents will come to know?
    This is extra work for school/colleges for the safety of the children.

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