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Seeing her glorious board results, Urvi’s probably smiling in heaven

Sharad Chandra  Dhanbad, May 21, 2014
First Published: 16:07 IST(21/5/2014) | Last Updated: 16:13 IST(21/5/2014)

Urvi Singh, a Class 10 student of Delhi Public School, who had committed suicide, has secured CGPA 10 in the results declared on Tuesday. She had ended her life when she had failed in the internal screening test conducted by DPS for provisional admission to Class 11.

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On the basis of the screening test held on March 27, the school did not enrol her in Class 11 and she committed suicide two days after the declaration of screening test results on April 12.

The school administration was, however, unwilling to admit its mistake officially. On the other hand, her Classmates missed her when the results were declared. Ankita and Ahana told HT, “I am happy to know her result, but I can’t congratulate her.” They said that Urvi was brilliant in studies and mentally fit. Why did she commit suicide? they asked.

Principal of the school KB Bhargava justified the screening test for provisional admission. He said the school assesses students in order to help them choose a stream. He said the screening test was more important than the board results for admission.

Her parents were in tears. “I had no doubt about my daughter’s abilities and had predicted the result,” said Jitendra Singh, Urvi’s father told HT. Singh, who is a builder by profession, said, “Urvi was a sincere and meritorious girl and had performed well in previous classes, but the school management didn’t pass her in the screening test. She was shocked and depressed when she did not find her name in the list of 30 students selected for Class 11,” said Singh. He blamed the school.

Earlier, DPS students had taken to the streets demanding a probe into Urvi’s death. Hundreds of students in black outfits took out a candle march from Urvi’s house at Jharudih, Bekarbandh area to Randhir Verma Chowk. Urvi had commit suicide in her house at Jharudih on April 12, when her parents were not at home.


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