Schoolgirl Hangs Self Over Fear of Exam Results

Published: 19th October 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: A 15-year-old school girl, (whose name has been withheld) studying in the 10th standard of a private higher secondary school in Kaniyambadi, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her home, in the early hours of Saturday.

She was sleeping in her room and when her mother woke up Saturday morning, she found her daughter hanging.

“Around 4.30 am, her mother Sujatha found her daughter hanging from the ceiling fan with a sari,” according to Investigation Officer, Babu. When her parents checked her school bag, they found a suicide note in which the girl pleaded with her parents to forgive her for taking the extreme step and stated that no one was responsible for her suicide. “I found one lemon with turmeric powder coated in our terrace. After that I couldn’t study and also didn’t do my recent exams well. I don’t know what has happened to me,” the girl said in her suicide note.

Babu said, “For the last one week, she was under mental depression. But when asked about her exam performance in school, interestingly she got 457 marks out of 500 in her subjects.”

She was rushed to Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital, where she was declared ‘brought dead’, a police officer said. A case was filed and an investigation is on.

Jobless Youth Sets Self Ablaze

Vellore: A 21-year-old man, formerly a resident of Kalapadi near Gudiyattam, was admitted to Chennai’s Kilapuk Medical College and Hospital on Friday evening with severe burn injuries, where he died without responding to medical treatment. The deceased, Sivakumar, son of Raj Kannan, was scolded by his father and elder brother on October 12, for continuing to remain unemployed. Sivakumar, becoming depressed, set himself ablaze. “He dropped out of school, and was unable to stick to a job. He was blackmailing his parents that he would commit suicide for past one month and immolated himself last Sunday”, police said.


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