Hyderabad: A body of a 13-year-old student, who is suspected to have committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train was found in Nalgonda, police said on Saturday (July 20). The schoolboy was allegedly upset after he lost in a class representative election to a girl, which led him to take the drastic step.

According to reports, the deceased, Charan, a class eight student of a private school in Ramannapet in Yadadri- Bhongir district, lost the election to a girl on July 16 and had been depressed since then, his parents told police.

Locals who found the body on the railway track on Friday (July 19) morning, informed the railway authorities.

The boy's father, who runs a grocery shop in Ramannapet, had lodged a missing complaint with local police on Thursday (July 18) night.

Railway police are investigating the case as the body was found on a railway track near Ramannapet.

A case has been registered under section 174 (suicide) of the CrPC, Railway police sub-inspector, Nalgonda, B Achyutam said.

Further investigation in this regard is underway to ascertain whether the boy had committed suicide or was murdered.