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Engineering aspirant dies by suicide after failing in two subjects in CBSE Class-12 exams in Delhi

A Class 12 student, who was also preparing for the engineering exam simultaneously, allegedly died by suicide in Delhi after failing in two subjects in CBSE Class-12 exams.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 New Delhi Published on: May 14, 2024 8:24 IST
Student commits suicide in Delhi, CBSE Class 12 result, Delhi Police
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A 16-year-old student allegedly died by suicide as he fell short of passing marks in two subjects in the CBSE Class-12 exams in east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area on Monday, the police said. The boy was identified as Arjun Saxena, hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah and living in a paying-guest accommodation on rent. The student was depressed after failing in two subjects, the police said, however, adding that no suicide note has been found from the spot.

What did the police say?

His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room. The police had to break open the door to the PG, the official said. The student was staying in a rent accommodation far from his hometown to prepare for the engineering entrance exam alongside the Class-12 exam.

“He failed in two subjects in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class-12 exams, the results of which were announced on Monday, and was depressed,” the official said, citing the statements of others staying at the paying-guest accommodation.

Saxena's family members have been informed and the body has been kept at a mortuary for post-mortem, police said.

A probe was launched to ascertain the exact cause behind the extreme step.

CBSE Class 12 results declared

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Senior School Certificate Examination (Class 12) results on Monday (May 13). All those who appeared in the class 12 board exam can download their results from the official website of CBSE, cbseresults.nic.in. As per the result, over 24,000 candidates scored above 95 per cent and over 1.16 lakh scored above 90 per cent marks. Around 87.98 per cent of students passed the board exam which is up by 0.65 per cent since last year.

More than 1.22 lakh students were placed in compartments, which is a marginal decrease since last year. Gender-wise, girls performed better than boys by scoring over 6.40 percentage. The overall pass percentage of female students was recorded at 91 per cent this year as against 90.68 in the last year. The pass percentage among male students was 85.12 per cent this year. Last year, it was 84.67 per cent.

(With PTI inputs)

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