New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 17, 2019-Thursday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Video: Chinese school principal pulls back girl as she tries to commit suicide

A school principal has rescued a student who was preparing to jump from a 17-storey building.

world Updated: Sep 13, 2017 14:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A schoolgirl was rescued in China as she tried to commit suicide.
A schoolgirl was rescued in China as she tried to commit suicide.(YouTube/People’s Daily, China)
         

A school principal in China’s Guizhou province stopped a student from jumping off a 17-storey building as she stood at the edge of the roof, a video showed.

The girl earlier told firefighters to back off as they responded to an emergency call.

Shanghaiist reported that the girl was “severely depressed”.

In a similar incident in Taiwan recently, a schoolgirl jumped to her death before police officials could rescue her.

High suicide rates among the youth in China are blamed on pressure to perform well at school in a country where the education system places great emphasis on grades.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 14:18 IST

top news