20 students in India have reportedly committed suicide in the past week after a state agency announced their exam scores and they didn’t do well.
About 1 million students took the exams in February and March. About 350,000 failed it. The massive failure led to protests from parents, students, and political parties, Fox News reported. Some parents believe the extent of failure in the exams is due to an electronic glitch.
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Sadly, some students couldn’t handle the failure and they took their lives.
In the latest incident, a 19-year-old woman, Akrapu Mithi, hanged herself at Naginenipally village in Telangana state, according to the Gulf News. She went to a private college in nearby Bibinagar town and was apparently depressed after the results were announced on April 18.
One student named Sirisha even went as far as setting herself on fire over the weekend in Narayanpet district, Telangana state.