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Pune teenager commits suicide after failing in Class 12 exam

This was the second incident in the light of the state board exam results. A teenager from Sangli had allegedly jumped in front of an oncoming train on Wednesday for fear of failing in the HSC exam, before the results were declared.

pune Updated: Jun 01, 2018 14:43 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
Prakash, who hung himself in the house when his parents were out at work, had failed in the Class 12 exams that he had appeared a few months ago.
Prakash, who hung himself in the house when his parents were out at work, had failed in the Class 12 exams that he had appeared a few months ago. (HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

A teenager committed suicide by hanging himself in Daund area of Pune on Thursday, a day after the Maharashtra state board of secondary and higher secondary education declared the higher secondary certificate (HSC) examination (Class 12) results on Wednesday.

The police said that the 17-year-old victim was identified as Prakash Sopan Mhaske, a resident of Dalimb village in Daund. He was a student at Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalay in Uruli Kanchan area.

Prakash, who hung himself in the house when his parents were out at work, had failed in the Class 12 exams that he had appeared a few months ago.

“The relatives who reside in the neighbourhood called his parents, who are farmers, after seeing the body. The victim’s parents alerted us about the incident. Mhaske said that his son was distraught after he came to know that he had failed in the exam,” said Hawaldar HC Lonkar of Daund police station.

“The parents are in a state of shock to give any statement. I got the name of the college from the neighbours,” Lonkar said. Prakash was rushed to a hospital but declared dead on arrival. His body was sent for post-mortem to a local hospital before it was handed over to his family. His death was recorded as an accidental death report at Daund police station.

This was the second incident in the light of the state board exam results. A teenager from Sangli had allegedly jumped in front of an oncoming train on Wednesday for fear of failing in the HSC exam, before the results were declared.

The family of Pranav Mane, a commerce student and resident of Karnala village in Miraj area near Sangli, later said that he had cleared the exams after the result was declared at 11 am.