Girl Leaps to Death from School Bldg

Published: 29th June 2014 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2014 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: An eighth class girl committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of a four-storey building in her school campus on Friday refusing to yield to the plea of friends and parents to climb down.

Police said the reason for the suicide is not yet clear as her friends and parents maintained that they themselves were in the dark as to why the teenager took the extreme step.

The girl, U Vaishnavi (13), had gone to the private school at Thiruvotriyur on Friday as usual. But after attending the classes and participating in the evening sports activities, she did not return home in the evening. After desperate searches by her father Udaya Kumar, an auto driver, and other family members, the girl was spotted on the terrace of the four-storey building in the school at around 7.30 pm.

“On seeing her, the family members asked her to come down. As she refused, two of them started climbing the staircase to reach the terrace. On realizing this, the girl jumped down before anyone could react,” said Thiruvottriyur inspector Prabhu.

The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to the injuries in a couple hours.

Police said enquiries with the family members and her friends did not indicate any reason for the suicide. The girl had not left any suicide note. 

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