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Teen kills self with father's gun after failing to clear JEE

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Press Trust of India Hyderabad
A 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide Tuesday by shooting himself at home here after he failed to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains Test, police said.
The teenager shot himself dead with a double-barrel gun, belonging to his father, a retired army jawan, who is now working as a security guard with a private bank, a police official said.
The boy had backlog in Class 12 and was preparing for the JEE also and attending coaching classes, the official said, adding for the past few days, he was apprehensive whether he would pass or fail in the exams.
The student was depressed and resorted to the extreme step after he came to know that he failed in the JEE, the official added.
Police said his father had also scolded him for spending too much time on mobile phone.
JEE is a national level competitive test for admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in institutes accepting the JEE-Main score, mainly National Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Information Technology.
The incident comes amid protests by students and opposition parties over the alleged bungling in the intermediate exam results which were recently announced.
A Congress-led opposition delegation has met Governor E S L Narasimhan and sought a judicial probe into the alleged goof-up.
They have claimed that over 20 students committed suicide since April 18 after announcement of the results.

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 5:50 PM IST

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