Published: 14th November 2019
19-year-old college student commits suicide for not having a good command over English
Jaffra Parvin, who was pursuing Bachelor's in Nutrition and Dietetics, was among five girl students from Jharkhand who were enrolled at a private college in Tiruchy, under a special scholarship
In a shocking case, a teenage girl committed suicide inside the hostel room of her private college in Tiruchy allegedly because she could not follow English. Jaffra Parvin (19), the deceased, was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a native of Jharkhand.
Sources say the girl passed out of a Hindi-medium school and was struggling to cope with English-medium education in the college. She under-performed in her recent examinations, which, the police think, could have been the trigger for the suicide. On Wednesday, when her roommates were in the common room, Jaffra locked herself up in the hostel room. Later, when she did not respond to their calls, her roommates peeped through the window to find Jaffra hanging dead. Police say Jaffra was among five girl students from Jharkhand enrolled at the private college in Tiruchy, under a special scholarship.
Reportedly, all these girls, having studied in a Hindi-medium school, found it difficult to keep up with these classes. Subsequently, three girls dropped out of college. But Jaffra and another girl continued with their studies. Those having suicidal thoughts can avail counselling through the Tamil Nadu health department helpline ‘104’ or Sneha’s helpline at 044-24640050’.