Two brothers, upset with their parent’s failure to buy them a high-end smart phone, jumped into a well and died in Bhusnoor village on Aland taluk in Kalaburagi district on Monday.
The deceased, identified as Sunil Pandurang (17) and his brother, Shekar (12), left home after a minor spat with their father when he expressed his inability to buy them a mobile phone.
They jumped into the well with a heavy stone tied around them.
The two had dropped out of school owing to poverty of their parents who are daily wage workers in the village. Nimbarga Police have registered a case.
(Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies can call Arogya Sahayavani on Ph: 104 for help.)