Haryana: Girl shoots self with father's-revolver for not topping class
A Class XI student of Pillukhera town of Haryana's Jind allegedly shot herself to death with her father's licensed gun on Sunday for not topping the class. Anjali Kumari, daughter of village sarpanch Vedpal Singh, studied at Indus Public School run by Captain Abhimanyu, the state's finance minister. Reportedly, the girl shot herself when her father had left for the market.
Anjali was hopeful of improving performance next year
The police said Anjali was hopeful of improving grades next year. Investigation officer Raj Kumar said, "Her parents told us she did not score less marks, but could not come first as she had expected. This had upset her."
Father discovered Anjali in bathroom with gunshot wound in head
The results for Class XI were announced on Saturday, and Anjali's scores were less than she expected. On Sunday morning, when Vedpal reached home, he found his daughter in the bathroom with a gunshot wound in her head. She was declared brought dead by a hospital. Police did not find any suicide note close to the body. An investigation is on.
One student commits suicide every hour in India: Report
A TOI report stated that from 2014 to 2016, 26,476 students took their lives. A psychiatrist said, "It all depends on how they are able to handle stress. There are biological factors: All of us are born with a certain predisposition to depression."