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Unhappy with 1,088 marks, Kovai girl ends life

Despite scoring 1,088 (more than 90 per cent) in the plus two board examinations this year, a 17-year-old girl has ended her life by hanging at her house at Myleripalayam near Othakalmandapam at the outskirts of the city on Saturday. Chettipalayam police who registered a case have identified the girl as P Divya alias Thamaraiselvi (17).

Unhappy with 1,088 marks, Kovai girl ends life
P Divya


The girl and her brother (a 9th standard student) studied at Vivek Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, where he father K Palanisamy (52) is the van driver. The girl being a bright student expected over 1,150 marks in the board exams. “Her friends had scored more than 1,100 marks. Unhappy with her performance she was depressed about it from Friday,” a police officer investigating the case said. 

“She was upset that as her score was not higher she would not be able to secure a seat in a good college and her father would not be able to pay a capitation fee. Her parents tried to console her and did not expect her to take the extreme step. On Saturday, Divya’s father left for work and assuming she was asleep, her mother was talking with the neighbours about her depression. 

When the woman went inside the house she was horrified to see the girl hanging, using a saree, from a metal angle in the ceiling. The girl was rushed to the hospital but was declared as brought dead. 

This is the second incident of plus two students ending their lives in Coimbatore region from Friday. A girl ended her life on Friday at Mangalampalayam in Dharapuram, Tirupur District, shortly before the results were published, fearing that she would fail in two subjects.

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