Dehradun: A student of Navoday Vidyalaya in Pipalkoti in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district allegedly committed suicide at his hostel, the second such incident in the state in three days.

The body of 16-year-old Sachin Butola, a student of Class XI, was found hanging in the bathroom of the school hostel on Monday by a classmate, police said on Tuesday.

According to a suicide note recovered from the scene, the student held himself responsible for his death, they said. The four-page note says the student was taking the extreme step as he could not cope with the pressure of his studies, police said.

This is the second such incident in the state in the last three days as a girl was found hanging in the bathroom of her hostel at Navoday Vidyalaya in Tehri district on Saturday, they said, adding, both the cases are under investigation.

(Agencies)

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