Daksh Rathore, 16, a student at a well-known local school in Aligarh, who received 93.6% of the possible points in the just-released class 10 CBSE results, allegedly killed himself because he was unhappy with his grade. The following was written on a note that was found in his room: “I am sorry Papa-Mummy, I have let you down.”
Lawyer Amit Nirmal Rathore, who resides in Aligarh’s Green Park flat, said, “My son was a good student. Although he was disappointed that he had not received the grades he had hoped for, we were unaware that he would take such extreme measures. We are devastated beyond belief.
According to Puneet Dwivedi, “A message was found in the child’s chamber. It corresponds to what he wrote. Before he was discovered hanging in his room, he had made a few calls, including to his parents. Examining is being done on the laptop and phone he was using. The initial inquiry indicates that suicide was the cause of death in this instance.
SHO of the Mahua Khera police station Vijay Singh continued, “Daksh had placed an internet order for meals at 10:40 on Monday, almost two hours before he was discovered hanging. He spoke to his parents one last time at 12:30 in the morning as they were leaving for Mussoorie. At 1:30 in the morning, the parents came home to find the house locked from the inside. Later, Daksh was found hanging with a saari attached to the ceiling fan in his room.”
The boy’s father stated, “Daksh frequently used to mention that his appearance among the board exam top scorers in newspapers would make me proud. I used to motivate him by bringing this up. He was angry that his picture was not published and that he couldn’t get the above 95% score he had hoped for. The boy’s relatives gave his eyeballs to the Aligarh Medical College on Tuesday. Daksh was a very sensitive youngster who became upset when he saw others in need or through hardship. We are granting his dream after hearing him say he would donate his eyeballs to help someone see,” Rathore added.