A college student allegedly committed suicide on Saturday by hanging self at her residence in suburban Chembur, taking the toll of student suicides in Maharashtra to fourteen rpt fourteen in the last one week, police said.
The state government on Friday had said that it would review all cases of students suicide.
According to police, the deceased identified as Maria Nadar (16), who seemed upset seeing her mother crying most of the time ever since she lost her husband eight years ago, today ended her life when she was alone at home at Shramjeevi Nagar area in Chembur.
“She hanged self to the ceiling fan with a dupatta. Maria left a suicide note written in Tamil. She stated that she was going to meet her dead father,” Prakash Kale, Senior Police Inspector, Nehru Nagar said.
“The deceased further stated that even after eight years of her father’s death, her mother still keeps crying over his death, which has worried her. This reason might have forced her to take this extreme step,” he said.
“Her mother has been working as a housemaid in the neighbourhood,” the officer said, adding, “Maria, a 12th standard student, was studying at the nearby Acharya college.”
Fourteen students, most of them from Mumbai, have ended their lives in the last one week due to various reasons.
Preliminary probes in these incidents indicated that many of them committed suicide as they were poor in studies.
The government is also trying to establish if the students were over burdened with studies or pressurised by the parents.