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Noida class XII student dies by suicide within hours of taking board exams

A class 12 boy jumped off a building in Greater Noida after he returned from school. After reaching home he went to sit on the terrace of the building at the 22nd floor. Parents of the boy informed police that their son had failed his boards last year.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
Noida class XII student dies by suicide within hours of taking board exams

Noida: In a distressing incident reported from Noida Extension, a Class 12 boy allegedly died by suicide. According to reports, the youngster jumped off the 22nd floor of a high rise residential building, just a few hours after he had written his board exams on Thursday. This incident not only casts a long shadow over the societal pressures placed on students, but also points to urgent conversations on mental health support and awareness.

According to the police, this was the boy’s, a resident of Mahagun Mywoods, second attempt at clearing the Class 12 boards. He had failed last year, they said. But the police said that they could not say this with certainty that the boy took the extreme step due to this reason.

The student had just returned home after giving the Class 12 English Core exam when he decided to go to the terrace of the 22nd floor. It was around 4.20 in the evening when the unimaginable happened. Despite the previous academic setback of failing in class 12th, the student had given the exam with hopes and high aspirations.

However, this second attempt resulted in a tragic decision that left a family, a school, and a community in mourning. Bisrakh police station, under whose jurisdiction the incident took place, is investigating the matter. No complaint has been received from the family so far. A forensic science laboratory team has inspected the site, and legal proceedings are ongoing, in the hope that some answers will be found in this heartbreaking incident.

The police after recording the statement of the family took the boy’s body into custody. They have sent it for postmortem. All other legal proceedings are being carried out in the case, the police said.

As the community grapples with this tragedy, there is growing consensus on the need to change the paradigm of focusing solely on academic achievements to promote a more holistic approach to education and well-being. Schools, parents and society as a whole are called upon to prioritize mental health as much as academic success.

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