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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