Student allegedly commits suicide in Chitral

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CHITRAL: A student in Chitral allegedly committed suicide after receiving his intermediate results.

According to a private media outlet, the student had failed to secure a foreign scholarship. He received lesser marks than two of his friends so he was disheartened.

The exam scores had been released by colleges at 4 pm on Monday but due to poor internet facilities in the region and excessive load on the website, many students were only able to see their results late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

A friend of the deceased revealed that he had a happy disposition. “I am still not ready to believe that he has committed suicide,” he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, three students living in different areas of Chitral had attempted to end their lives after they received their intermediate exam results and felt disheartened over their performance.

One girl hailing from Chitral’s Reech area, who was described by her family members to have been a very bright and studious girl, had jumped into the Chitral river after receiving what she perceived to be a “low score” in her intermediate examination.

Her parents in their statement to the police said that they noticed her unusually quiet and withdrawn behaviour before she went missing.

Police had conducted an investigation into her disappearance which led to the discovery that she had flung herself into the river. Her body was later recovered by rescue officials.

Similarly, another girl from the Garam Chashma area had jumped into the river after obtaining her intermediate exam result.

In another shocking incident in Chitral’s Lot Koh valley, a boy had attempted to kill himself with a gun after receiving word from a friend that he had failed in one subject in his intermediate exams while his brother managed to clear them all.

Feeling depressed at the news, the boy had placed a gun under his chin and shot himself. He miraculously survived the incident and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Police officials had said that they will investigate the incidents from all possible angles.