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Fatal error: Girl clears Jharkhand Class 10 exam, ends life after being told she had failed

Jharkhand Academic Council Class 10 exams: Puja Kumari ends life after being told she had failed. Two others consume rat poison, are out of danger

education Updated: May 31, 2017 19:27 IST
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Puja Kumari ends life after being told she had failed her Class 10 exam. Two other girls who consumed rat poison are out of danger (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Dhanbad: A Class 10 girl of Bokaro district in Dhanbad committed suicide by hanging after she was gone to a cyber cafe to check her results and was informed over there that she had failed. Two other girls from neighbouring Dhanbad also tried to take their lives after being told that they had not cleared the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) Class 10 examinations, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Puja Kumari, a resident of Railway Colony under Balidih police station of Bokaro district had passed her Class 10 board exams with second division. However, she did not verify the results herself and rushed home from the cyber cafe when told she had failed. She hanged herself from the ceiling fan with a stole.

A few witnesses at the cyber café said that Puja, a student of Swami Vivekananda Public School, made the fatal mistake of not verifying the results herself and chose to believe someone at the cafe. “She had high hopes of securing good marks, and failed to cope with the sudden shock of being told she had failed, though she had not,” said her father Kamendra Singh.

Kumar’s parents discovered the body when it was too late and she was declared dead at the hospital. The body was later handed over to the family, an officer of the Balidih police station D K Singh said.

Milan Kumari of Dhanbad-based BSS Balika High School and Pratima kumari of Tundi Karmadih Government High School’s tried to end their lives by consuming rat poison.

Both were admitted to the Patliputra Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition, but the superintendent, Dr Kameswar Biswas, said they were out of danger on Wednesday.

Milan Kumari’s family said she had secured a good rank in a polytechnic entrance examination but had been unable to cope with failure in the Class 10 examination. She had failed only in English. Pratima Kumari was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

First Published: May 31, 2017 19:20 IST