Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old girl dies by suicide after private school denies her permission to take exam over unpaid fees

Relatives of the Class IX girl from the school claim the school's action was the cause of her suicide, leading to a probe by the authorities
Representative image | Pic: EdexLive
Representative image | Pic: EdexLive

Relatives of a 14-year-old girl have reported that she died by suicide after a private school in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly denied her permission to take an exam due to unpaid fees. The girl was a Class IX student at the school. Superintendent of Police (City) Rahul Bhati has confirmed that a probe has been initiated following a complaint made by the girl's relatives, as per a PTI report.

 "My daughter was a student of class ninth at a local private school. Due to some financial constraints, I was unable to deposit her school fee," the girl's father, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Baradari said in his complaint.

According to the father, he had requested some time to pay the fees, but the school administration refused to allow his daughter to take the exam on March 3, which reportedly caused her distress. The father alleges his daughter hung herself after returning home, as per a report by PTI.

In related news, an 18-year-old student named Satyam Sharma reportedly died by suicide by hanging himself from a school hostel's ceiling just before the CBSE Class XII board examination. Authorities believe that academic stress may have played a role in his decision.

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