In two separate incidents, SSC students in Mumbai committed suicide on Wednesday. The girl students hanged themselves to death, police said. While one of the students had failed, the other took the extreme step as she had scored low marks. The SSC board results were declared on Wednesday.
In the first incident, 15-year-old Leanne Perreira, a student of St Lawrence School and a resident of Vile Parle (East), ended her life after finding out she had failed the board exams. An officer of Vile Parle police said, “Leanne had checked her results on the Internet in the afternoon and hanged herself around 7.30pm, when there was nobody in the house. No suicide note was found.”
In the second incident, Salita Pinto, 16, a resident of Tony Compound in Sahar Village hanged herself to death after she scored lower marks than expected in the SSC exams. Jaiprakash Giram, senior inspector of Sahar police station, said, “Salita took the extreme step after her mother had left the house around 10pm.”
The police have registered a case of accidental death in both the incidents and a further probe is underway.