A sixth class girl student of a residential school allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by her family members for remaining absent to the school at Adavivenkanna Gudem in V.R. Puram mandal on Thursday.

Sources said that P Kumari, 12, a student of a residential school of Somulagudem, allegedly consumed pesticide at her grandmother's house in Adavivenkanna Gudem. She died while being shifted to hospital.

The girl took the extreme step after her family members allegedly scolded her for neglecting her studies, sources added.