Mohali student of Class 12th took the extreme step of taking his life due to board exam stress on Wednesday. After appearing for the CBSE Physics Board Exam on March 7, 2018, Karanbir Singh was quite upset about the ‘tough’ question paper. The boy, a Class XII student, who is a resident of Phase-VI, Mohali near Chandigarh committed suicide hours after returning home from the exam.
Taking toll over many lives, the board exam stress builds up to such an extreme levels in the minds of students that they are unable to bear the pressure exerted on them. This is the second student suicide case which has been reported near Chandigarh due to board exams.
Unable To Cope Up With Exam Stress, Class 10th Topper Commits Suicide in Chandigarh Tricity
The Class XII student, Karanbir Singh who allegedly committed suicide was among toppers in his Class 10th CBSE board exams. The boy secured 10 CGPA in Shivalik Public School two years back. As per his relatives, the deceased was a meritorious and a studious child. He was quite consistent in his studies and always scored good in all the subjects.
While a few days ago, the boy seemed real happy post appearing for the CBSE Class XII English Board Exam on March 5th. The deceased’s cousin told that Karanbir was quite upset after appearing for the Physics exam. His expectant score in the same was approximately 55 marks which stressed him to a point that his overall percentage shall drop down.
Class XII Student Hangs Himself To Death, Leaves Behind a Suicide Note
After appearing for his Class 12th Physics Board Exam 2018 on Wednesday, the distressed student went to his maternal grandparents’ house in the evening. After the older family members in the house went to market area, Karanbir bolted the door and hung himself from the ceiling fan.
He even left behind a suicide note stating that he loved his family members which ended on a sad note stating ‘Tuhadda laddu aj laddu chad gya.’ Inconsolable parents have still not come up to the terms with the reality. Constantly gazing at the certificates & his pictures, the incident has come as a severe shock to them.
This marks the second student suicide case. In the first a Mullanpur based Class 10 girl student allegedly committed suicide by taking poison. Read details about the case here, ’17-Year Old Class 10th Girl Ended Her Life Before Exams’. Taking yet another life, the board exams have revealed the ugly side of education system that moves meritorious students like Karanbir taking their lives.
We constantly urge students to talk it out and communicate with their near and dear ones in case of any issue. The board has also launched ‘CBSE helpline to counsel students’ to cope up with the exam pressure. Engaging in a physical activity or 20 minutes walk or meditation can also rejuvenate minds. Even parents and teachers shall take this responsibility to keep students consistently motivated. Your life is more valued than marks obtained in any exam in the world.
Source : TheTribune