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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

High school topper feared of scoring low in class XII, commits suicide - TNN

Arvind Chauhan | TNN | May 22, 2016, 07.04 PM IST

AGRA: A student who secured 85 % in class XII CBSE board, allegedly committed suicide in Agra. 

Identified as Gagan Aggarwal, son of a grain exporter Sanjay Aggarwal, resident of Jagan Vihar Colony of Acchnera area, the boy had scored more than 90 % in class X board exam, but last year he scored merely 62% in XII board in science after which his parents asked him to reappear.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity a close relative of the family claimed, "The family has tradition of producing pilots, entrepreneurs but Gagan who was asked to opt for PCM (Physic, chemistry and Maths) after high school was not able to perform in academics as per his parents' expectation. He was been treated as if he was some horse who needs to win the race of securing high percentage in board exam."

"The boy was in tremendous pressure as he feared of not securing high percentage needed to get admission in top engineering institutes to pursue his career in engineering," he added.

According to Murarilal Prasad Aggarwal, uncle of the victim, "We are not sure as what really triggered such a grave step from the kid. He was good in studies, it was his second appearance for class XII. I think he did not see the result and was under pressure. He scored pretty good 85 % in PCM," he added.

As per the sources, it was his younger brother Naman who first saw him hanging from the ceiling fan of their home. Sources claim, the boy must have seen the marks and have thought that he won't get admission with 85 % in premier engineering institute like IIT, which built pressure on him and he decided to end his life, as it was his second attempt. 

Meanwhile, when TOI contacted police to talk about the alleged suicide of student, they claimed of having no information regarding such an incident.

On Saturday evening, Gagan was cremated.