TAMIL NADU

Two commit suicide

Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Two SSLC students, who failed in the examinations, committed suicide on Saturday.

According to police sources, in the first case, T. Kokilavani (17) of Pulimalaipatti near Keelavalavu, a student of the Melur Uranganpatti Government Girls' Higher Secondary School in Madurai district, resorted to self-immolation late on Friday after she came to know that she had failed in the SSLC examinations.

The victim was rushed to the Government Hospital here where she succumbed.

The Keelavalavu police have registered a case.

In the other incident, K. Devi (15) of Tiruvalluvar Nagar near Palanganatham resorted to self-immolation on Friday morning after she came to know of her failure in the SSLC examination. She sustained 100 per cent burns and was admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital.

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