Police on Friday said that a 15-year-old boy in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district committed suicide after his parents refused to buy more firecrackers for Diwali. Abhijeet, a class 10th student, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his house in Ambikapur town on Thursday, a police officer said.
Station house officer Vinay Singh Baghel said preliminary investigation revealed that Abhijeet was unhappy with the quantity of crackers and decorative lights his father had bought. He wanted his father to buy more crackers, Baghel said.
Abhijeet's parents tried to pacify him by promising to buy more crackers and lights next year, but he was still upset and locked himself in a room, the police officer said.
When he did not come out for a long time, his parents peered from the window and saw him hanging from the ceiling fan. They broke open the door and found him dead, the officer said.
He said that police are conducting further probe.
(With PTI inputs)