Fear of Class IV results drives 12-year-old girl to suicide,say cops

In a shocking incident,a 12-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her home in Vivek Vihar area of East Delhi.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 29, 2009 1:43 am

In a shocking incident,a 12-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her home in Vivek Vihar area of East Delhi.

Bharti Kumari,had failed in Class IV last year and feared she would fail this time too.

Police said the girl had not done well in her examinations and was depressed. Her results are to be declared on April 1.

The incident was reported around 5.50 pm on Saturday.

Her mother had gone out to buy groceries while her father was away at work.

Her elder brother was away as well and Bharti was playing outside her house with three of her younger siblings.

Suddenly,she stopped playing,went inside the house and locked the door,police said.

“Her 10-year-old brother told us that through the window he had seen her climbing on a stool and tying a dupatta to the ceiling fan. He tried to stop her,but when she did not listen,he ran to call his father. Their father Amitabh,who runs a stall in the adjoining street,rushed home. He broke open the door to find the girl hanging from the ceiling fan. He called the police and rushed Bharti to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital,where she was declared dead on arrival,” a senior police officer said.

The police said that during questioning her younger brother said that she had told him that she “was very afraid” because her “exam had gone really bad.”

Bharti got more and more anxious as the day she would get her results neared. She used to study in a government school in the area and lived with her parents and four siblings in 27/109,Jwala Nagar in Vivek Vihar.

A case has been registered and investigations are on,the police added.

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