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Student hangs self in Mira Road flat

A 14-year-old SSC student of a Mira Road school committed suicide by hanging in her residence at Jai Vijay Nagar in Mira Road. HT reports.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2011 01:47 AM IST

A 14-year-old SSC student of a Mira Road school committed suicide by hanging in her residence at Jai Vijay Nagar in Mira Road.

The police said Zainab Shaikh’s mother went to wake her up on Tuesday morning. But when she did not get any response after knocking several times on the door of her room, she alerted the neighbours. They broke open the door to find her body hanging.

Shaikh, a SSC student of Don Bosco School in Mira Road, was to appear for her Urdu paper, which was the first exam paper, on Tuesday.

Shaikh was rushed to a hospital where she was declared dead on admission.

The police was informed about the incident and they have registered a case of accidental death, as they do not suspect any foul play. Shaikh has not left behind any suicide note.

“Based on the statement given by Shaikh’s mother, we have figured that she was under tremendous pressure due to the examination. She had also told her mother that she was not prepared for the Urdu paper. This could be reason behind the suicide,” said Anil Gopal, police sub-inspector.

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