02 Jun '11, 11am

whats with kids nowadays?! Boy hangs himself because he can't buy book he wants

A 9-YEAR-OLD boy hanged himself because his grandparents did not give him money for a book he wanted. The third-grade pupil in Jianli county of Hubei province, was found hanging from the branch of a fruit tree in the courtyard of his home on May 26. According to his grandfather, the boy had asked for 36 yuan (S$6.87) for a book the day earlier and his grandmother had promised to give him the money. However, finding only 2 yuan left on the table the next morning, he hanged himself when nobody was at home. 'He was a little cranky and didn't want to talk to me that morning,' the boy's grandfather said. 'I left him alone in the room and went out for about 10 minutes. When I came back, I saw him on the tree.' The boy's parents are divorced and he was living with his grandparents. -- CHINA DAILY/ANN

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