Mumbai: A 14-year-old girl was the latest victim to exam stress, when she ended her life in her house at Chembur on Tuesday evening after failing her maths test.
Police sources said that the girl, Priya Brahmanlal, was studying in a local school and had recently failed in a Mathematics test. In a police statement, her mother, Anjali Brahmanlal, said that she had told her daughter that she should study well for her exams and must get good marks.
Since the last couple of days were holidays, the girl and her elder brother were both at home, the police said. The mother had gone out to for some work and the brother had gone out to play with his friends, the police added.
When the brother returned after a while, he saw Priya hanging from the ceiling rod and immediately raised an alarm. “The family members managed to cut the rope and brought her down and took her to Rajawadi Hospital where she was declared dead before admission,” said an officer from RCF police station.
A medical examination on the girl revealed that she had died of asphyxiation. “This appears to be a clear case of suicide,” the police officer said.
A similar case had taken place recently when an SSC student had ended his life in his house. Health care experts have pointed out that it is not right to have big expectations from students.