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PESHAWAR: A student of grade seven, allegedly committed suicide at the premises of a private school in the outskirts of Peshawar on Saturday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Police DSP Sajjad confirmed to DawnNews that the student committed suicide inside the school, which is situated in Gul Bela area of the provincial capital.

"The student had brought a handgun to school which was concealed in his school bag," added the police official.

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The child's body was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Initial reports suggested that the child had committed suicide as he was depressed because of problems faced at home.

Pakistan has witnessed similar cases in the past in which students have committed suicide with in their school premises.