A 16-year-old girl reportedly killed herself after scoring poor marks in an examination in Jawaddi Kalan, Punjab, India on Sunday, April 3.

The teenager, identified as Harneet Kaur, a 10th-grade school student, was reportedly eagerly waiting to know the results of her pre-board examination. However, when the result came out on Saturday, April 2, Kaur realized that she had scored poorly in the examination. Kaur, who reportedly became upset over her performance, decided to end her life, the Times Of India reported.

The next day, on Sunday, April 3, Kaur allegedly hung herself from a noose tied to a ceiling fan at her house. Kaur's younger sister later found the teen's lifeless body and alerted her parents. The girl's family immediately rushed her to a private hospital for treatment. However, doctors at the facility declared her dead upon arrival.

“Harneet was a Class X student and wanted to pursue medical in Class XI. She was upset after the pre-board results were declared,” Inspector Labh Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Dugri Police Station, said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 16-year-old girl allegedly took her own life after her parents "forced" her to attend offline classes against her will in Andhra Pradesh, India on Feb. 16, Latin Times reported.

On Feb. 16, the teenager, identified as Kondapalli Maneesha Anju, a first-year student of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, reportedly locked herself inside her hostel room because she was upset after her parents coerced her to attend face-to-face classes despite her wishes not to do so. When hostel officials broke down the locked room's door, they found the girl hanging from a noose tied to the ceiling fan.

Following the tragic incident, a case has been registered under Section 174 (suspicious death) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Death by Hanging
A man reportedly killed himself by hanging after live-streaming the act on his Facebook account in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on Tuesday, Oct 4. This is a representational image. Pixabay photo | ArtWithTammy

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