Delhi: 15-year-old girl fails in Class 9 maths exam, commits suicide

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2016 13:33 IST
A 15-year-old girl, who was depressed after failing in a maths exam in Class 9, hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her home in Delhi. (Representative image)

A 15-year-old hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her home in northeast Delhi’s Gokalpuri on Thursday. Police said the class 9 student was depressed as she had failed in her mathematics examination.

Rakhi, who had failed in the same subject last year too, left behind a suicide note saying she could not bear the burden of failure.

Rakhi lived with her parents and four siblings in Brijpuri near Gokalpuri. She was studying in a government school in Yamuna Vihar. Her parents run a small laundry shop near their home.

“In the one-page note she said she was leaving us as she could not bear the failure,” said Rakhi’s father Atar Singh. Rakhi mentioned in the suicide note that she was excited about celebrating her youngest sister Pari’s birthday on April 8, Singh added.

“She wrote that she would not be available to attend the birthday celebration,” he said.

Rakhi’s parents told the police that on Thursday she had left for school in the morning as her examination results were to be declared. The parents were away at work when she returned home alone and went directly to her room.

A few minutes later, Rakhi’s sister returned home from the shop and walked into her room to find Rakhi hanging from the ceiling fan. She ran out and informed her parents about Rakhi’s extreme step.

“We took her to the nearest hospital where doctors told us that she was dead. She had used her chunni to hang herself,” said Singh.

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