Three girls commit suicide after Class 10 Jharkhand Board exam results come out

Whereas, four other students after failing in class 10, tried to end their lives but saved after being admitted to different hospitals.

Published: 14th June 2018 11:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 11:26 PM   |  A+A-

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RANCHI: At least three girls committed suicide while four other students tried to end their lives in Chatra district of Jharkhand after Class 10 results of Jharkhand Autonomous Council (JAC) were announced on Tuesday. All took the extreme step after they were declared fail in Class 10 examination.

Remarkably, the matriculation results witnessed the lowest pass percentage since 2006, with just 59.48% of over four lakh students clearing the exams this year. Out of the 4.28 lakh students who took the exam across the state, only 2.55 lakh passed in the examination.

According to police, Sandhya Kumari committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Thursday morning following which she was taken to Primary Health Centre in Panki sub-division of Palamu. She was later referred to Sadar Hospital in Daltonganj but died on the way. Family members claimed that she had not been talking to anybody after results showed she had not passed the exam.

In similar incidents, two other girls in Jamtara and East Singhbhum also ended their lives by consuming pesticide after they failed in class 10 examination.

Whereas, four other students after failing in class 10, tried to end their lives but saved after being admitted to different hospitals. The four students have been identified as Parvati Kumari, Soni Kumari, Ganesh Kumar and Khushboo Kumari.

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