16-year-old Mumbai student jumps in front of train after failing HSC exams

Badlapur resident Shubhangi Langhi was inconsolable after the board exam results were declared on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: May 31, 2018 15:55 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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The incident took place on Wednesday evening, a little after Langhi checked her marks online with friends and realised that she had failed.

Hours after the Class 12 HSC results were declared, a 16-year-old student from Badlapur, who failed the exams, committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train near Badlapur railway station on Wednesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Shubhangi Langhi, a resident of Badlapur.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening, a little after Langhi checked her marks online along with friends and realised that she had failed. “She was worried about going home, and once she got back, she was crying inconsolably. Her mother tried to console her,” said an  official from the Kalyan Government Railway Police, requesting anonymity. Langhi is believed to have killed herself as she did not want to face her father.

A post-mortem was conducted, after which her body was handed over to her parents.

First Published: May 31, 2018 14:28 IST