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By Newsgram Staff Writer

In a sad event, a school boy killed himself after his father expressed his inability to pay for the new books.

The victim identified as Afroz Alam was a class 9 student and his father Ali Diwan, is a poverty ridden labourer. The boy set himself on fire for a meager amount of Rs 1500 which his father was unable to afford, police said.

The incident took place in Kathari village in West Champaran district of Bihar on Saturday.

Afroz’s mother Samtali Khatoon informed the police that it was not possible for her husband to pay the money demanded by Afroz.

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