Depressed over poor grades, 17-year-old schoolgirl commits suicide

PATIALA: A 17-year-old girl who had not been doing well at school today committed suicide by hanging herself from her bathroom ceiling at home.

The matter was reported to the police Tuesday morning by the parents of Anjali, who was a student of a local private school and had reportedly been underperforming in her studies. The girl’s father Deendayal, a resident of Tafazalpura, told the cops that Anjali had not been doing well in studies and was depressed over it for quite some time now. He said while efforts were being made by them to encourage Anjali and her studies, all of a sudden she took the extreme step.

The police said Anjali’s body was found hanging inside the bathroom by her parents who reported the matter to the police. When the police reached there, the parents had already brought down her body.

Later, the body was shifted to the mortuary of the government-run Rajindra Hospital where doctors conducted a post mortem examination. The police said that they had initiated legal proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC. The body of the deceased was later handed over to the parents.