PATNA: At least five girl students committed suicides in Bihar out of sheer frustration after 65 percent of them were declared as having failed the class 12 examination conducted by the Bihar school examination Board.
The reports of shocking suicides came in from Buxur, Bhagalpur, Kaimur and Sheikhpura districts.
In Buxur, a girl committed suicide by jumping before a running train after being wrongly informed that she like many others had failed the exam. The victim has been identified as Kiran Kumari,
“Papa, I have failed in the examination and am committing suicide,” the girl reportedly told her father before committing the crime, as per media reports. She refused to listen to the advice of her father.
Similarly, two girls identified as Khushboo Kumari and Aarti Kumar committed suicides by hanging from ceiling fans in Bhagalpur district out of depression, local media reported today.
Yet another girl Rukhsana died of heart attack after coming to know that she had failed in the examination while another girl attempted suicide in Shiekhpur district out of shock.
Hundreds of thousands of students have come in a state of shock and despair after the results showed 65 percent of them have failed the Grade 12 examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.
As per reports, a total of over 1.24 million students appeared at the examination this year but only 445,546 could clear the test whereas the rest 794,622 failed.
While only 30 percent passed the science stream, a little over 37 percent could emerge successful in arts stream. The commerce students, however, fared a little better with their pass percentage being around 74.