GEORGE TOWN: Overwhelmed and struggling to complete his school home work, a teen decided that enough was enough, and ended his life at his home in Jalan Paya Terubong here.
Several hours before the incident last night, the mother of the 13-year-old had chastised him for not completing his homework.
This was after the teen’s teacher complained that the boy had failed to finish his given homework.
After telling him to do his homework, the mother later checked on the boy’s progress. The teen claimed he could not finish his homework.
The boy then informed his mother that he was going to take a shower.
After the boy failed to come out from the bathroom after some half an hour later, the father went to check on him.
The 49-year-old father could hear the water running and knocked on the bathroom door. When there was no response, the father broke the bathroom door down and to his horror, found his son hanging by a towel.
He immediately tried to resuscitate his son by giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but there was no response. He was pronounced dead at about 10.55pm on the way to the hospital.
North East district Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang confirmed the incident and said the boy died due to strangulation.