The ongoing board examinations have gripped the nations with students, their concerned parents and teachers leaving no stone unturned to give their best. Both state and central boards are conducting the annual board exam 2019 for class 10 and class 12. Ever increasing competition, parents’ expectations often lead to stress and being unable to deal with it, students often hurt themselves. In a recent tragic incident, a class 12 student had committed suicide by reportedly jumping off the 6th floor of a building outside the exam centre. Police officials reported that the 17-year-old boy, Kumawat, was a Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) and he decided to take his life as he missed 5 questions in Physics paper. Final-Year Student at MDI Commits Suicide by Jumping From Seventh Floor of College Hostel.
RBSE conducted the Physics paper for class 12 on March 11, 2019, at its exam centres across Rajasthan. When locals saw, the 17-year-old boy, lying on a pool of blood on the road outside the exam centre, they immediately alerted the police officials. The incident happened in Sikar city. The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Saurabh Tiwari along with a police team rushed to the spot. The cops found a permission letter in the pocket of the deceased student. Further investigations revealed that the young boy is a resident of Chandpura village of Sikar district and a student of RBSE pursuing Science- Maths (PCM) stream. The DSP further reported that the student feared that he would not be able to perform well as he could not finish the paper due to which he decided to end his life after leaving the exam hall. IIT-Hyderabad Student Commits Suicide by Jumping Off Hostel Building, Suicide Note Says 'Life Holds No Intrigue'.
“Currently, board exams are going on. Pages of two question papers were sticking with each other. Just 10 minutes before the exam was to finish, he realised that he had left five questions of last page which he was unable to notice as the papers were stuck tight,” DSP Tiwari was quoted in a Hindustan Times report. “After which Kumawat got nervous and requested the teacher to give him extra time. The teacher gave him five minutes but Kumawat was unable to finish the paper due to which he got depressed. His friends tried to motivate him but the efforts went in-vain. When we checked the background of Kumawat, we found that he was meritorious students and had scored 87 percentage in 10th board examinations,” he added. These Facts About Suicide Cases in India Highlight The Importance of Promoting Mental Health Awareness.
The family members of Kumawat have been informed about the incident, and his body will be handed over to the family members after the post mortem examination. The number of student suicide reports is only increasing in India with the primary reason being examination stress.