Fear of failure in exams leads two girls to suicide

May 6th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, May 6 (IANS) Fear of not performing well in exams drove two girls studying in a government college in Madhya Pradesh’s Badwani district to commit suicide by jumping into the Narmada river, police said Wednesday.
“Prima facie, it appears they took the extreme step for fear of not performing well in the upcoming examinations,” Badwani Superintendent of Police (SP) Praveen Kumar Mathur told IANS.

“Both the girls had gone to visit a temple at Jobat and after paying obeisance to the deity, they suddenly jumped from the bridge into the river Monday night. Their bodies have been recovered today (Wednesday) afternoon,” Mathur said.

The girls have been identified as Divya Mishra, a student of B.Com. first year, and Sarita Tagore, student of B.Sc. first year. The police have registered a case and is investigating the matter.

Badwani is some 300 km from Bhopal.

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