Girl suffers ‘mental shock’ after she couldn’t fill exam form


A class 10 girl suffered a “mental shock” and was hospitalised in Reasi district after being told that she was not eligible to appear in pre-board examination as her name did not figure in school records.

The girl, a resident of Tuksan village, received the shocker yesterday when she was told by the school authorities that she was not eligible to fill the form for the upcoming pre-board exams, as her name did not figure in school records, Station House Officer Mohammad Tariq Bhat told PTI today.

The pre-board exams will be conducted by the state education board shortly, he said.

The girl was in tension and approached a local here with here parents yesterday, the SHO said.

The took a serious note of the matter and asked police to investigate the case and submit its findings by next week, the officer said, adding the situation took another turn when the girl, apparently due to mental stress, fell unconscious at her home.

According to Bhat, the girl’s family members thought that she had made an attempt at ending her life due to fear or humiliation, and took her to a hospital.

“The girl was not in a state to give a statement when we visited her in the hospital last night. The doctors informed this morning that there was no trace of any poisonous substance in her body and hence discharged the girl after recommending some medicines,” the officer said.

Bhat said the statement of the girl was being recorded. “We have already registered an FIR and started investigations. We are also in the process of checking the school records to know the facts,” he said.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the girl had taken admission in the school in March.

“She had deposited her fee to the school teachers who are under our scanner now,” he said.

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