04 Jul '11, 12pm

Teen hangs himself for traffic summonses

MALACCA- A 15-YEAR-OLD boy, who returned home after being issued traffic summonses while running an errand for his mother, was found hanged in his room in Jasin, near Malacca. The police have ruled it as 'sudden death' but the family of teenager M. Rajathurai wants the case to be probed further as they feel that there is something amiss about the events that led to his death. His mother said she had asked her son to go to the grocery store to buy some household items on Saturday afternoon. She thought he would walk to the shop. Instead, he borrowed a friend's motorcycle to get to the store. Several policemen spotted him on his way back and detained him. The boy was issued summonses for riding the bike without a licence and for not wearing a safety helmet. 'My son came back with the summonses and I scolded him for his action,' she sobbed, adding that he then went straight t...

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