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Class 12 Student Kills Self In Tamil Nadu’s Sivagangai Dist; Third Suicide In Three Days

Tamil Nadu has been witnessing an alarming rise in number of student suicides.

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This is the fifth incident of student suicide in Tamil Nadu this month and third in the last three days.(Representational Image)

New Delhi: A Class 12 student died by suicide at his home near Karaikudi in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, police said. “A case has been registered and we’re investigating. His autopsy was completed. The body was handed over to his parents,” said Karaikudi DSP Vinoj.

Tamil Nadu has been witnessing an alarming rise in number of student suicides. This is the fifth incident of student suicide in the state this month and third in the last three days.

On Tuesday, a Class 12 girl allegedly ended her life at her home in Cuddalore district on Tuesday. A day before, on July 25, a 17-year old Class 12 student was found dead on the premises of her school hostel in Tiruvallur district. On the same day, a first year girl student of B Pharm fell to the ground from the first floor of her college in Vikravandi in Villupuram district. It is suspected to be a case of suicide.

Earlier this month, a Class 12 student in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi died by suicide on July 13. She reportedly alleged torture by teachers in her suicide. Following her death, violence broke out in parts of Tamil Nadu.

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On Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin appealed to the students to shun suicidal tendencies and instead develop a positive attitude. He further warned that the government would not be a mute spectator to any incident of harassment of girl students. Targetting those running educational institutions, Stalin said, they should have the motive to serve the society and not consider their establishments as business ventures.

 “Recent incidents (student suicides) in state are painful. Educational institutes must perceive education as service and not as business. Students should be taught to deal with any situation. They shouldn’t have suicidal thoughts and must think about achieving more,” he said.