Angul/Balasore:Unable to bear the shock of their failure in High School Certificate (HSC) examination conducted by Board of Secondary Examination (BSE), at least two students committed suicide in the state.
In the first incident, body of a 15-year-old boy was found hanging from a tree in a cashew-nut orchard in Kushakila village under Jarpada police limits of Angul district Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Shyam Sundar Sahoo. He was a student of Kushakila High School. He scored a total of 108 marks in the Class X Board, and was reportedly depressed after publication of the results today morning.
According to sources, soon after the results were announced he left home and did not return for a long time. Few hours later, a group of villagers spotted the body of Sahoo in the forest and informed the family.
The local police rushed to the spot and retrieved the body of the boy and sent it for autopsy to Angul district headquarters hospital. A case of unnatural death has been registered in this connection.
Similarly in Balasore, finding himself plucked up in the results, another student allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide. The family members immediately rushed him to the Basta Community Health Centre (CHC) where the doctor declared him dead on arrival.
The deceased has been identified as Shankarshan Sethi (16), son of Ananta Sethi of Basta block. He was a student of Mandarukula Gandhiji High School in Pandarungi village.
“After getting to know that he has secured only 198 marks, he came back home and slept inside the room. Later, his mother discovered that he has consumed poison. We immediately rushed him to the hospital here, however, he was already dead. He committed suicide because of his failure in the Matriculation examinations,” a relative of Shankarshan said.