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Eight students commit suicide in MP after board exam results

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Eight students, including six girls, allegedly committed suicide in five districts of the state after the results of the Class 10 and 12 Madhya Pradesh board examinations were declared yesterday, police said.

While four students were from Class 10, an equal number were those who had appeared for the Class 12 exams, they said, adding that two girls, who attempted suicide, are undergoing medical treatment.

While some of these students failed to clear their examinations, others took the extreme step as they had not fared as per their expectations, officials said.

Bhopal, and districts saw two student suicides each, police said, while one student each ended their lives in and districts yesterday.

Besides, two girls allegedly attempted suicide in connection with the exam results in and districts yesterday, police said.

(17) consumed poison at her residence in Nayapura area of district yesterday night and ended her life after failing her Class 12 examinations, of police said today.

(18) also failed her Class 12 examinations following which she committed suicide yesterday night in the district's Kirtpura area by consuming poison, Singh added.

Shivani Badhai (17), a Class 12 student who failed in the board examination, hanged herself at her house in Shanti Nagar locality of Khajuraho town in district, said.

"Bhavna Raikwar (17) hanged herself in the kitchen of her house in Bhoipura locality in for failing the Class 10 exams yesterday," said

Similarly, Class 12 student (20) jumped off the sixth floor of a building in Bhopal's Koh-e-Fiza, before the results were announced, as he feared that he would fail in the exams, another said.

Unfortunately for Kande, his premonition turned out to be true, with his friends claiming that he could not pass the exams.

(16), a Class 10 student, allegedly hanged himself in Mahidpur locality of district after he failed in five subjects, police said.

In Sehore, two girls--Neha Chouhan (17), a resident of Amlaha village and (16), a resident of Nasrullaganj area, allegedly committed suicide at their respective residences as they fared poorly in the class 10 exams, police said.

While Chouhan hanged herself, Singh ended her life by consuming poison, police said.

In district, Puja Ahirwar (18), who failed her Class 12 examinations, tried to end her life by consuming poison at her residence in Rasuli, police said.

She is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, an said.

Similarly, 17-year-old Nithi Sharma, a resident of Chandamate area in district, allegedly attempted suicide by hanging but survived and was rushed to in neighbouring for treatment, police said.

She had fared poorly in the Class 10 exams, police said.

Officials said that girls outshone boys in the merit list for the class 10 and 12 examinations.

The overall pass percentage stood at 66.54% and 68.07% for class 10 and class 12 respectively, they said.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:15 IST