Another schoolgirl hangs herself in Delhi

March 10th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) An 18-year-old Class 11 student allegedly hanged herself in her north Delhi home Monday, the police said. This is the fourth case of a student committing suicide, reportedly due to examination stress, in the capital in the past five days. Pushpa Jha, student of a government school, was found hanging from the ceiling of her Burari home around 10.30 a.m. No suicide note was found on her, the police said.

Her father Arun Jha, a tutor, told the police that the girl was under pressure over the biology paper she had to appear in Monday.

According to the police, last year she underwent treatment for depression following her poor results in Class 10 board examination.

Pushpa’s body has been sent for post-mortem examination. Investigations are under way.

Late Sunday, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself in her north-east Delhi home. She was Class 12 student of a government school in the area.

Her family said she was in depression for some time due to her poor performance in the mathematics paper.

A class 11 student of a government school and a 21-year-old college student, both girls, Thursday committed suicide in north-west Delhi, again reportedly due to depression over poor performance in examinations.

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