One more Lucknow student commits suicide

April 3rd, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by admin  


Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) A class 11 student who twice failed in an examination committed suicide here Thursday, making it the third such incident in Lucknow in five days. Abhishek Tiwari, a student of the City Montessori Schools (CMS), hung himself from a ceiling fan in his home. He is believed to have been driven into the extreme act after failing twice in a science practical examination.

On Sunday, Priya Bose, a class 8 student of another branch of CMS, committed suicide after failing in her examinations.

Pinky, a class 12 student of the Lucknow Public School, also hung herself from a fan in her bedroom. According to the police, “The 17-year-old Pinky was a weak student and had not done well in her examination. Though the results were still far away, the fear of ridicule on failure led her to end her life.”

Expressing concern, CMS principal Vineeta Kamran told IANS: “Teachers and parents both need to ensure that students are not put under too much pressure.”

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