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Kolkata: The teenage son of an Indian Army personnel has died of hanging at the Ballygunge Military Camp housing estate in south Kolkata.

Deceased Mayank Kumar (15) used to live in the fifth floor of housing building No P-160/11 with his mother and younger brother. His father Manoj Kumar is currently posted in Arunachal Pradesh.

Around 2 am today, Mayank’s younger brother woke up to go to the washroom. It was then that he spotted Mayank hanging in his room from the ceiling fan using a bed-sheet. The boy alerted his mother at once.

With the help of occupants of other quarters in the building, mother rushed Mayank to Army’s Command Hospital at New Alipore. Doctors declared the teenager dead on arrival.

It was then that the matter was referred to Ballygunge police station. Police suspect that the teenage boy has committed suicide but the reason behind this is not yet clear.