Examination stress allegedly led two teenage students to commit suicide while another school-goer attempted self-immolation over similar reasons in different parts of Madhya Pradesh in last two days.
A 15-year-old class X girl student allegedly ended her life by hanging self from the ceiling of her room before her X board examination in Gulabganj area of Guna district on Wednesday.
Town inspector of Cantt police station, Anil Singhal said, the girl was identified as Radha, a resident of Gulabganj. “Primary investigations pointed towards examination pressure having triggered the suicide. Investigations are underway,” Singhal said.
In another case in Kamla Nehru police station area of the state capital on Monday afternoon, a 15-year-old girl student of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir allegedly committed suicide by hanging self from the ceiling of her room, a day before the exam and left behind a suicide note.
The suicide note purportedly written by the teenager Pragati Deshmukh, a resident of Nehru Nagar mentioned that she was unable to secure first rank in examination, owing to which she was ending her life, said town inspector of the Kamla Nehru police station, Aashish Bhattacharjee.
In another incident, a class IX student of Lawaria Gokul School, Khanugaon in Bhopal district attempted to immolate himself allegedly after being scolded by his teacher in front of parents for cheating during the exam on Wednesday.
According to the sub-inspector of Shahjahanabad police station, D S Kakuriya, “Sonu Ahirwar, a resident of Khanugaon was caught cheating in the ongoing Class IX exam in the school. The teacher caught the student and called his parents. Later, the teacher scolded him in front his parents and warned him to not repeat the unfair practice again.”
“His parents work as labourers; they took him home and left for their work. The boy was alone at home when he set himself on fire. Neighbours rushed him to the Hamidia hospital, where his situation is now stated to be critical,” Kakuriya added.