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Engineering aspirant commits suicide

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Kanpur: A 19-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan after he failed to crack an engineering entrance examination, police said today.

Family members of Gaurav, son of a retired Air force personnel, found him hanging last morning in Adarsh Vihar colony here, a police spokesperson said.

According to his family members, Gaurav failed to clear the JEE (advance) examination, results of which was declared on Sunday and was under stress since then, he said.

Last morning when he did not come out of his room, his family members broke open the door and found him hanging, the spokesperson said, adding he was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The body has been sent for postmortem, he said, adding a probe is underway.

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