Nine Indian students kill themselves after getting their test scores.
After the results for grades 11 and 12 were released, NDTV said, nine students in India killed themselves and two others tried to kill themselves.
There were as many as a million kids who took the test, but only 61% passed in grade 11 and 72% in grade 12.
After the test results were released on Wednesday by the Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Examination, nine students killed themselves within 48 hours.
Reports say that B Tarun, a 17-year-old student from Srikakulam district, jumped in front of a moving train and killed himself. Another Dandu Gopalapuram student in the first year of intermediate school was “disheartened” after failing most of his tests.
A Akhilasree, a 16-year-old girl who was in her first year of intermediate school, also killed herself because she was upset that she had failed some classes. Anusha, a 17-year-old girl, jumped into a lake and drowned. In the same area, a boy killed himself by eating pesticide.
Another teen, B Jagadeesh, was said to have killed himself by hanging himself because he was sad about getting bad grades in intermediate.
The news comes at a time when there are more college suicides in India. This year, four students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) took their own lives on different sites.
After the sad event, cops and psychologists told the students that they shouldn’t do anything so extreme because they still had their whole lives ahead of them and could turn their failures into successes.
Many students get depressed after getting low grades or failing a test, so this isn’t the first time something like this has happened.