A Class 12 student, Simran Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her classroom at Jagat Jyoti Senior Secondary School here on Friday.
The school caretaker, Veena Kumari, found Simran hanging when she came to lock the classroom after students of Class 12 had dispersed for the day around 11.45am.
She told police it was was her duty to clean the classrooms and then lock the doors after the school got over. As she saw Simran’s body, she rushed to inform the principal of the school.
Director of the school Mukesh Puri said, “Simran’s class got over around 11.15am and like everyday, along with other students, she came downstairs to wait for her auto-rickshaw. No one knows what happened and at what time she left her bag in the waiting room, went upstairs and hanged herself.”
“It was only when Veena, who went inside the class, brought it to my notice that we immediately untangled her and rushed her to hospital.”
“She was struggling to breathe as she had choked herself with her own dupatta. We rushed her to Amandeep Hospital in my car. Doctors tried to revive her but she could not survive,” he said.
“It is very tragic. We all are in a state of shock and can feel the pain of the family,” said Puri.
Station house officer (cantonment) Sushil Kumar said no suicide note was found on the spot, but they will investigate the matter and speak in length to the girl’s mother for reasons which could have led to her death.
Police officials inspecting the spot on Friday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Veena said, “Simran used to wait for her younger brother (who studied in the same school) and at 2.00pm, when their auto used came, they both would leave for their home. Who knew that the little fellow would not see her sister again.”
Her teachers said , “Simran was a very jolly girl and an all-rounder. Even today (Friday), she was quite normal all through her classes. There was nothing abnormal in her behavior where we could sense that she had some problem or she was depressed. She had been with us for a few years now. When she joined the school in third standard, even then we were very much attached to her.”
A teacher, on condition of anonymity, said: “Simran did not have a father. Her mother was living in a joint family. There is a possibility that there might be some personal issues which were troubling her.”
This is a second suicide case in the city within a month’s time. Last month, a student of Khalsa college was also found hanging in his hostel.
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