The spokesman of Badakhshan governor, Nik Muhammad said the young boy was a third year student at social science faculty of Badakhshan University.
Nik Muhammad noted that the reason behind his suicide is still unclear but the investigations are underway on the issue.
In Islam, suicide is unlawful and banned and the person who commits suicide will go to Hell.
Mental health issues are rampant across Afghanistan, fed by the legacy of more than three decades of conflict. Psychologists note that Afghan people bear the brunt of the problem.