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Teenage Girl Commits Suicide After Failing to Crack IIT Entrance
By PTI - VISAKHAPATANAM
Published: 19th January 2014 08:49 PM
Last Updated: 19th January 2014 08:49 PM
A 19-year-old management course student committed suicide today by jumping from third floor of her apartment near Kirlampudi Layout as she was reportedly upset over her failure to clear the entrance test for IIT, police said.
K Swetha, the first year student of Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), wanted to join IIT but failed twice to crack the entrance test, they said.
Swetha was the student of Gayatri Vidya Parishad in the city. Her father K S Chalam is the Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax Department.
"Swetha flung herself to the ground from the balcony of her third floor flat when her parents were asleep. She died on the spot due to severe head injuries," police said.
Police sub-inspector A. Hari Babu said Swetha was taking psychiatric treatment.
Police found a suicide note, purportedly written by her, in which she apologised to her parents and mentioned the cause behind taking the extreme step as her failure to pass the entrance test.
A case was registered in this regard and Swetha's body was shifted to a government hospital for postmortem.