Failing exams: Three school boys commit suicide

One of the students studied in fifth grade while the other two were students of eighth grade.

Our Correspondent April 05, 2012

LOWER DIR: Three students committed suicide after they failed in their annual exam in Tehsil Maidan, Lower Dir on Tuesday. According to sources, the three used poison to take their own lives.

Residents of the area told The Express Tribune that one of the students studied in fifth grade while the other two, Habib and Ahmad, were students of eighth grade. They committed suicide in the Manyal and Kumbarh areas of Tehsil Maidan.

The residents added that all the schools in Lower Dir announced their annual result on March 31st. After finding out that they had failed, the three boys gulped a potent poison. They were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital Timergara where the doctors pronounced them dead.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2012.


nermeen | 9 years ago | Reply

Honestly this is a feeling i have personally experienced. The excruciating pressure from our parents or teachers or the society all are reasons for such a disturbing behavior. In my view the root cause needs to be counselled and later the children. Probably our media can help by identifying who initiates suicide being a solution and also by creating awareness of the fact that its okay to fail as long the mistake is learnt and avoided later. We all being part of this society should look into these issues and see how can we make a difference for our generation.

malik | 9 years ago | Reply

" Oh what a terrible waste of lives, Allah will not forgive you for this kind of cowardice. You should have joined me instead ! We could have done so much together. "

-- Hafiz Saeed philanthropist and patent holder of suicide bomb jackets

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