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Fearing failure, boy commits suicide before result declaration; secures 71 per cent

In a tragic turn of events, a 17-year-old boy, fearing failure, committed suicide hours before the results of Class XII board examinations were declared today which showed he actually secured 71 per cent marks.

By: PTI | Coimbatore | May 17, 2016 8:39:41 pm
12th board examinations, 12th results, CLass 12th exams, class 12th examinations, Class 12th results, boards results, Shaktiganesh, Shaktiganesh suicide, suicide, student suicide, Failure fear, low marks Shaktiganesh, a class 12th student, fearing failure, commits suicide.

In a tragic turn of events, a 17-year-old boy, fearing failure, committed suicide hours before the results of Class XII board examinations were declared on Tuesday which showed he actually secured 71 per cent marks.

Shaktiganesh, a student of a private school in Karamadai, hanged himself in his house in Periyanaicken Palayam on the city outskirts when his parents had gone out, police said.

He had expressed the fear that he may score low marks or fail in the examinations, which led to the suicide even before the results were announced, they said.

However, the boy, son of a retired postal employee, scored 861 marks out of 1200 marks and cleared the exam, police added.

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