A third-year student of the Namangan Engineering-Construction Institute, having failed the exams in 5 subjects, doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire.
The incident happened on February 10. The 21-year-old boy was a native of Fergana.
Reportedly, the class teacher called the student’s father and told him that his son had failed to pass the midterm exams. The boy’s father, in turn, reprimanded his son on the phone.
After talking with his father, the 21-year-old boy came to the territory of one of the farmer’s fields in the Nurafshon mahalla, Yangikurgan district, where he doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire.
Local residents, after providing first aid, took the victim to the nearest hospital.
The student is reported to have suffered 50% burns.
Despite the medical assistance provided, the boy died on February 13.
On this fact, a criminal case has been initiated under Part 1, Article 103 of the Criminal Code (Incitement to suicide). An investigation is underway.