Udupi: Prajwal (14), son of Vithal Acharya of Neelavara and student of a private high school, was found hanging from a tree in a grove near his house on Aug 9 morning.
He is said to have been lagging behind in studies and bunking classes. When the parents received complaints from the teachers, they reportedly chided him.
Subsequently, he went missing since Aug 8. He was found dead the next day. Dejection is thought to have led to his suicide.
A case has been registered at the Brahmavar police station.