Two girls, all II PU students, reportedly committed suicide in the State on Thursday.

A joke about her results is said to have driven a 16-year-old girl to end her life by jumping into a well near her house at Ittamadu village in the Bidadi police station limits in Ramanagaram district.

R. Tejaswini, a student of Basaveshwara Composite College, was at home when she received a call from her uncle, saying she failed in her exam, according to the police. Ironically, the girl had secured 69 per cent.

Tejaswini was alone at home; her father Ramachandrappa, a farmer, was away at work while her mother Kumari had stepped out for a puja, they said. The police said the girl’s uncle had told the family that he intended to surprise Tejaswini by joking that she had failed and then telling her that she had secured good marks. The Bidadi police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Another case

Dejected over having failed to clear her history paper, a II PU student reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Rajendranagar at Koramangala in Bangalore.

The Adugodi police said Madalin Maria (19) was an Arts student at St. Francis Xavier College, Koramangala. The police said she had checked her results in the morning and was upset. A case of unnatural death has been registered.

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