Shimla, Jan 13 (PTI) A 12-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide Sunday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home in Sihunta village of Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, police said. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh: 1 Feared Trapped, 3 Rescued While Hundreds Stranded Due to Torrential Rains

The incident took place in the morning, Chamba Superintendent of Police Monika Bhutunguru said. Also Read - What to See And do When in Chamba

His father was present in the house at the time of the incident, she said. The boy was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the SP added. Also Read - 12 Dead as Bus Falls Into 200-ft Gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba, Rescue Ops Underway

Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide, Bhutunguru said.

The exact reason for his taking the extreme step is being ascertained, she said.

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