A 16-year-old schoolboy in India jumped to his death from the 14th floor of an apartment building after he was caught cheating in a test.

The incident happened in the Indian state of Karnataka. Residents of the apartment building tried to dissuade him from jumping and watched as he plummeted to his death.

The 10th-grader, identified as Moin Khan, appeared for an exam Tuesday morning at his school. After his teacher caught him cheating during the test, the boy was made to stand outside the classroom as punishment, according to Deccan Herald.

Khan's father was informed about the incident, but by the time the parent reached the school, the teenager was no longer on the school premises.

"We received a call around 11:30 a.m. from the school, saying that my son was caught red-handed for malpractice during the test. They asked me to visit the school. I rushed there and found my son had already left," the father was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

Khan snuck out of the school when the security guards weren't watching and made it to an apartment building by Tuesday evening. The building was reportedly close to where he lived.

The boy went up to the terrace of the building and got himself on the other side of the wall. Residents of the building spotted him on the 14th-floor terrace and pleaded with him not to jump. One of the residents even rushed to the terrace, but Khan let go of the wall and took the plunge.

The teenager hit the ground and passed away at the scene.

Some witnesses also captured the horrific incident on their cellphones.

Khan's father filed a complaint following the incident and blamed his son's death on the school management as well as the building's security staff.

The father accused his son's teacher of humiliating the teenager by making him stand outside the classroom and pushing him to end his own life.

Local police said they will register the case as an incident of abetment to suicide.

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