Dejected: Girl commits suicide after failing SSC exam

Mehvish Bibi, had appeared in the SSC exam for the year 2012.

Our Correspondent June 14, 2012


A teenage girl committed suicide in Kaghan Colony on Wednesday after failing her Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations. Mirpur police quoted Muhammad Afzal as saying that his niece, Mehvish Bibi, had appeared in the SSC exam for the year 2012.

However, when she found out that she had failed, she became so dejected that she locked herself in her bedroom and shot herself in the head with her father’s licensed pistol. She was taken to the Ayub medical Complex, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2012.


Manzoor Ahmed Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

Another precious life lost to the stupid examination system and social norms.......Parents and society should not put too much expectations on children...

Ordinary Villager | 9 years ago | Reply

Since some of my family members belong from this region so i really know what is going on their and why we are hearing higher amount of suicides among students of Potohar and Abbotabad region and the reason is that these regions have the highest rate of literacy and the competition is intense for University admissions and as a result children are pushed to the limit in order to compete and parents force you a lot. My cousin got 4 As and he was rebuked by his parents for not getting straight As. I remembered I got more than 84 percent marks in Matriculation and my mother told me to leave the house because I was not able to get 90 percent grade. I think parents should think of their children as mere human being and numbers are not all that matter in life. Competition is good but there should be a limit.

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