At least four cases of student suicides were reported across Hyderabad on Friday as results of the Intermediate exams were announced by the Telangana government.
According to media reports, the cases were reported from Kukatpally, Vanasthalipuram, Medipally and Ushodaya Nagar.
According to media reports, in Moosapet near Kukatpally, a first year student of MNR Junior college was found hanging from the ceiling after he failed his exam. He was declared brought dead when rushed to the hospital.
In another incident at Subhadranagar under the jurisdiction of the Vanasthalipuram police, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide despite scoring 325 out of 440 marks, as she failed to score as much as she expected, the police said.
The girl was reported to be studying in Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Dilsukhnagar and took the extreme step when her parents were away from home.
The third incident took place at Ushodaya Nagar under Jagadgirigutta police limits, when another 17-year-old girl studying in Sri Gayathri Junior College, jumped from the third floor of her apartment. She was a first-year student.
Another first-year student, aged 16, also killed herself on Friday by hanging from her ceiling fan at her residence in Medipally, after failing to pass some subjects.
Meanwhile, in another tragic incident, 18-year-old Neerav Marshu, a second-year Intermediate student of St. Francis Xavier Junior College and a resident of Kacheguda, jumped from the fifth floor of his building after he feared that he would fail his exams.
However, he was found to have passed when the results were declared.
The results of the Intermedia examinations were announced by Telangana Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari on Friday, who said that girls outshone boys.
The pass percentage of Intermediate first year and second year was 63.73% and 67.06% respectively.
The pass percentage of Intermediate first year girls and boys was 68.85% and 56.36% respectively, while that of second year girls and boys was 72.70% and 60.99% respectively.