Watch: Student Threatens to Jump off Water Tank to Avoid School
Viresh climbed a 40-feet high water tank and threatened to jump to death, if his parents forced him to go to school.
It's common for children to refuse to go to school. Some skip food while others wander on the streets, but an 8-year-old boy in Andhra Pradesh created a scare by threatening to jump from a water tank.
The incident occurred in Mantralayam town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
Viresh, a Class III student, climbed a 40-feet high water tank and threatened to jump to death if his parents forced him to go to school.
The boy's threat created panic and parents were worried that he might take the extreme step.
He finally came down after police arrived at the scene and persuaded him to cchange his mind.
The boy's parents work as construction labourers in Bengaluru and had left the boy at his grandfather's house.
On a visit to their hometown, the parents learnt that the boy was not going to school. They had scolded him and forced him to attend the classes on Monday.
However, on Tuesday morning when the parents asked him to get ready for school, he ran out and climbed the water tank.
Police later counselled the boy in the presence of his parents. They offered help in admitting the child to a residential school.
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