A 19-year-old Class 12 girl allegedly committed suicide at her home in Surajpur, Greater Noida, on Wednesday, police said.
According to the family members, the girl was depressed after the poor result of her board exams.
Anjali Jha, a student of JP International School, scored 62% marks in the Class 12 board exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The results were declared last week.
Anjali was depressed as her score was much lower than her expectations.
Anjali was staying with her parents at their residence in Delta-1. Her parents found her body hanging from a ceiling fan in her room, the police said.
“We have not recovered any suicide note from the room. The body has been sent for post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death,” said Ashok Kumar, superintendent of police (rural).
The girl’s parents refused to talk to the media. The SP said the girl wanted to study in some prestigious college but her dream shattered after the result.
Police have registered an FIR and are investigating the case from all possible angles.
Experts say that such cases are increasing due to rising expectations of parents. Since teenagers are more sensitive, they are more vulnerable to taking such extreme steps.
“Teenagers have a low level of tolerance and are very sensitive at this age. They often get influenced by the peer pressure,” said psychiatrist Sanjay Sharma.