‘Denied hall ticket’ for exam, girl tries to end life


Manipulation of attendance alleged, college rejects claim

A 20-year-old girl allegedly tried to end her life after being denied hall ticket for the examinations by the college management owing to poor attendance in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

The incident came to light on Tuesday after the girl’s parent went the college and entered into a heated argument with the management, accusing the latter of negligence.

According to sources, the final year B.Com student of a reputed women’s college at Gnanapuram allegedly tried to end her life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her house.

She has been admitted to a hospital and is undergoing treatment. The girl’s family claimed that she was unable to attend classes owing to health issues.

They said that last time when the girl checked her attendance, it was 61.54%, but the college denied her hall ticket for the exam, scheduled to begin from March 14, saying that her attendance was less than 60%.

Meanwhile, some college students accused the college authority of negligence, alleging that the attendance of the girl was manipulated.

‘Went by the norms’

Some students requesting anonymity said that the girl, a class topper, was recruited by a company recently. The college said they went by the norms and brushed aside the allegations of attendance manipulation. However, the college admitted that they did not inform about the low attendance to the parents of the girl, saying that that all the students were grown up. Assistance for those with suicidal tendencies is available on helpline 100.

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