Class 12 student dies by suicide due to poor grades in Pune

PUNE A Class 12 private school student died from a window of her 14th-floor apartment in a high-rise gated housing corporation in Amanora Township, Hadapsar, officials said on Saturday

PUNE A class 12 private school student died from a window of her 14th floor apartment of a closed high-rise housing corporation in Amanora township, Hadapsar, officials said on Saturday.

Senior Inspector Arvind Gokule of the Hadapsar Police Station said, “The 17-year-old girl has taken an extreme step because she got bad marks in her school exam. Her parents had gone to attend a parent-teacher meeting at her school and the girl committed suicide before they returned.

Hadapsar Police recorded one case of accidental death.

Officials said the footage was seen by police from CCTV cameras installed in the building. When the girl’s parents returned, the security guard recounted the incident. When the parents arrived at the apartment, the door was locked.

The body was immediately taken to Sassoon Hospital for an autopsy. The report certified that multiple injuries were the cause of his death, Inspector Gokhule said.

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