Published: 17th May 2018
Tirunelveli boy who committed suicide due to father's alcoholism scores 85 per cent in board exam
The deceased boy had managed to score 1025 out of 1200, even in his tenth standard, Dinesh had scored 464 out of 500
In his suicide note, M Dinesh Nallasivan had said that his spirit will come back to haunt liquor shops. Dinesh from Sankarankovil, Tirunelveli, had recently hung himself from a railway bridge due to his father's alcoholism and now his Class 12 marks show that he had scored 1024 out of 1200. His spirit might not haunt society but the death of his prospectively successful future will.
Dinesh scored 194 and 148 marks in Tamil and English respectively. His scores in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths were 186, 129, 173 and 194 in subjects. Dinesh had studied at a school in Namakkal.
It may be recalled that Dinesh was found hanging from a railway overbridge at Vannarapettai on May 2. Days before his death, he had left his house from K Reddiyapatti to stay at his aunt's house in Thoothukudi, to attend a temple festival and to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tirunelveli.
Meanwhile, Dinesh spoke to his father over the phone and asked him to stop his alcoholism. When the conversation ended on a bitter note, Dinesh allegedly ended his life. In a suicide note presumed to be left by Dinesh, the student had appealed to his father to give up alcoholism. He further asked his father not to perform his final rites and demanded that the State and Union governments should shut down State-run liquor shops.
Even in his tenth boards, Dinesh had managed to score 464 out of 500.