Engineering student commits suicide on being queried over knowledge of English

Upset over being asked by his parents why he was unable to converse fluently in English despite being in the Third year of his engineering course, a student committed suicide in his room, police said

The 23-year-old student had come home for Pongal holidays

from Coimbatore, where he was doing his course. In the course

of a conversation, his parents posed this question to him

following which he locked himself inside a room, consumed

poison and died, they said.

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