A bright Class-XII student of South Point High School was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room, locked from inside, at Kalighat on Monday night, hours after he had told his mother to let him be for some time as he was preparing a chemistry lesson. The parents said the boy was undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, a mental disease that deals with extreme shifts in mood ranging from mania to depression.
Parents also said that the boy was suffering from bipolar disorder, a depressive state of mind in which moods keep swinging. His mom said that since the time he watched Annabelle: Creation, he was obsessed with his phone. Officials didn’t find any suicide note as such. It is suspected that he must have hanged himself due to depression.
“Around 9pm on Monday, Srijan Chowdhury, 17, asked his mother for her pho ne and told her he was going to his room to study. His mother, a law officer with Metro Railways, was watching TV in the adjacent room. An hour later, when he did not reply to knocks on the door after dinner was served, she called neighbours who forced through the door to find Srijan hanging from the ceiling fan. He was taken to Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan where he was declared dead. His father, a CESC engineer, was not at home at the time.”
Srijan’s mother Shukla Chaudhuri said on Tuesday that two days ago, Srijan had told her he had watched a horror movie with friends and learned those who watch it tended to commit suicide. “I asked him not to think about the movie and concentrate on his studies. But he had been behaving a bit abnormally since the day,” she said.
Even Srijan’s teachers and his school mates are shocked on hearing about him. These days, suicides are very common and so, a happy atmosphere is extremely important.

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