Fearing failure in Class 12 examination for the second time, a 19-year-old girl allegedly hanged self to death inside her house at Semaria area of Panna district of Madhya Pradesh.
With this, the number of Class 10 and 12 students who have allegedly ended lives owing to exam stress in the state has shot to 22.
The matter came to light on Tuesday morning, when the girl’s family found her hanging to death from the ceiling fan in her room.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her as brought dead.
According to the Panna SP OP Tripathi, primary investigations have revealed that the girl identified as Dev Kumari Lodhi had failed to clear the Class 12 exam last year.
On Monday, Dev Kumari appeared in the Geography paper of the ongoing board examination, but failed to perform well again.
Though she was told by her friends and teachers that since she had attempted questions totaling 70 marks, she would be able to clear the exam this time. But she was still apprehensive of her chances.
“After returning from examination centre, the girl had told her brother that she had not performed well in the exam and would consequently not be able to clear the exam for the second time,” Tripathi told Hindustan Times.
Though no suicide note has been found, the police suspected that fear of failing again in exam could have triggered the extreme step by her.
The Panna SP, however, denied that investigations had in any way revealed that she was caught copying in Monday’s exam, owing to which she committed suicide.
Earlier, on Monday a 17-year-old boy Class 12 student Manish Batke had cut his wrist just before appearing in the Geography exam, fearing failure in the exam in Ghoda Dongri area of Betul district. The teenager is now stated out of danger.