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Telangana: Intermediate student commits suicide after failing in exam

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A 17-year-old intermediate student allegedly committed suicide after she failed in the Zoology subject here, said police on Saturday.

M Somanadham, circle inspector, station told ANI: "On Saturday morning around 9 am, Sirisha, who was 17-years-old, committed suicide as she failed in Zoology subject in the intermediate first year by pouring kerosene and setting herself ablaze in her residence."

"She then jumped off from the first floor. She died on the spot and her dead body was sent to Narayanpet central government hospital for post-mortem examination," he added.

The incident was reported in the limits of station. "A case has been registered under section 174 CrPC and further probe is on," the said.

Over three lakh students reportedly failed in the intermediate exams conducted by the (BIE) in the state. This led to protests by students and parents alleging large-scale discrepancies in the examination process.

Earlier on Friday, taking suo moto cognisance of the suicide of 18 students, who had reportedly failed in the intermediate in March this year, NHRC had issued a notice to the

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First Published: Sat, April 27 2019. 15:55 IST