Mumbai: A tragic incident has come to light in Mumbai where a 15-year-old boy allegedly died by suicide fearing failure in two Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations.
The incident has once again raised concerns over the mounting pressure on students to perform well in exams.
According to the Mumbai Police, the deceased was under stress for a few days and took the drastic step on a day when his mother was away.
The police have taken custody of the body and registered a case under Alternative Dispute Redressal (ADR).
The Chembur police are conducting further investigations into the matter to understand the reasons behind the boy's extreme step. Details on the circumstances leading up to the incident are being awaited.
The tragic incident has left the parents and relatives of the boy in shock. This incident has also brought to the forefront the growing concerns over the pressure on students to perform well in exams.
The mental health of the students a big concern
The incident has once again highlighted the need for parents and educational institutions to be aware of the mental health of students and provide them with the necessary support and guidance to cope with academic stress.