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Children's Day: 13-year-old turns life saver to classmate contemplating suicide

Nov 14, 2019, 8:39 PM IST

Thoothukudi: Vadivelan, a 13-year-old boy studying in class VII at a government middle school in Karunkulam in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi won praises for saving the life of his classmate, who reportedly attempted to commit suicide by hanging from a tree.

According to reports, Vadivelan, along with his classmate Murugan (name changed) went behind the school to pick up tamarinds. As he was heading back to class, Vadivelan found his classmate hanging from a branch of a tree.

Quick thinking Vadivelan used his presence of mind and lifted his friend by holding him by his knees. With the help of another friend, Vadivelan climbed the tree and removed the knot.

The move was appreciated by, not only the villagers but also Peraiyur's Superintendent of Police V Varun Kumar.

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