Over 25 students in India have allegedly taken their lives in the past week after a state agency announced their examination results.
It was reported that about 1 million students took the exams in February and March and about 350,000 failed the exams. The massive failure sparked protests from parents, students, and political parties, as reported by Fox News.
Tragically, some students couldn’t withstand the failure which they only got over by taking their lives.
In the recent incident, a 19-year-old woman, Akrapu Mithi, took her life by hanging herself at Naginenipally village in Telangana state, Gulf News reported.
One of the students went to the extent of setting herself on fire after been aware of her performance.
A letter from India’s Congress reads;
“Nearly 25 students are reported to have committed suicide due to the faulty results published by the TSBIE. Now, who should be made responsible for the deaths of 30 odd students? And who will compensate the agony caused to thousands of parents?”
According to The Times, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao made a promise that verification and recounting would be done on students who failed the examination. He also implored students to stop taking their lives, adding that failing the exam isn’t the end of life.
Culled from LIB