Failed in B.Com first year, 21-year-old hanged herself from ceiling


Mumbai, June 15: A 21-year-old tied a scarf to the ceiling and hanged herself to death after failing first-year B.Com examination on Wednesday.

The teenager Sanchita Wagh who was pursuing B.Com from Patkar College in Goregaon committed suicide when she was alone at her home in Kandivali.

When her parents returned to their home, what they found turned their world upside down. Seeing their daughter hanging to the fan, they left numb. Her parents then rushed her to the Hospital where she was declared dead.

The post-mortem report also confirmed that she died due to hanging. Talking to the Indian Express, Mumbai Police spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Rashmi Karandikar said, “Preliminary investigations have shown that the deceased committed suicide because she had failed her first year BCom exams.” A case of accidental death has been registered at Charkop police station.

However, Series of suicide cases have been reported where students kill self after the poor results.

A few days ago, a 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house in adjoining Navi Mumbai after failing the class 12 CBSE examination, results of which were declared on Sunday.

Prithvi Vavhal hanged himself at his house in Sector 14 in Sanpada in the afternoon when his family members were away, a senior official said.

Over two months ago, an engineering aspirant committed suicide in Kota, Rajasthan after failing to clear IIT JEE (Main). Arijit Pramanick who hailed from West Bengal hanged himself inside his hostel room in the Mahaveer Nagar area of the Kota.

According to the reports of leading daily The Hindustan Times, more than 60 students have committed suicide in the past six years, most of them attributed to the fear of failure. Four students killed themselves this year, while 17 ended their life last year.

 Wefornews Bureau

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