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Stress claims 2 more students

Police says two students reportedly committed suicide since Wednesday night, reports Ravi Bajpai.
Hindustan Times | By Ravi Bajpai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2008 01:09 AM IST

Two students reportedly committed suicide since Wednesday night, police said. A 16-year-old girl, studying in Class XI, ended her life on Wednesday night after she did not fare well in her final exam. In the other case, a 21-year-old college student hanged herself on Thursday morning. According to police reports, both cases are related to stress related to studies.

Manju, 16, was apparently afraid that her family would force her to discontinue with studies if she failed in the exams.

On Wednesday night, a day after her Sanskrit exam, she had dinner with the family and then went to her room and hanged herself with a


. She was a student of the Government Senior Secondary School at Jahangirpuri.

A police officer said that her family was already unhappy with her decision to study after Class X. "She continued her studies for another year after persuading her parents," said the officer.

"Her father Ram Lal found the body hanging from the ceiling. He took her to a hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead," the officer said.

Manju did not leave a suicide note. Her father, Ram Lal, is a construction contractor.

Separately, Dolly, a BA Pass student of Delhi University's SPM College, hanged herself at her Sector 3, Rohini residence on Thursday, police said. Dolly was depressed since she was not good at her studies, said the police. Dolly reportedly locked her room and hanged herself from the ceiling fan. "She did not leave a suicide note. She had failed in her first-year exams earlier," said a police officer. Her father Mohan Lal works with the Ministry of Petroleum.

In a third incident, newly married Sadhna Singh (23) hanged herself in Karawal Nagar. She was reportedly depressed because of problems in her marriage. "She was married five months ago but was staying with her parents for the last four months. Her husband is mentally unstable," said a police officer.

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