PUC result in Karnataka: Student clears exam but commits suicide

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Bangalore, May 8: A young girl, who cleared her PUC exams, committed suicide following a prank call by one of her relatives who said that she could not manage to pass in the exams.

18-year-old Tejaswini, a resident of Ramanagar district of Bidadi taluk at Ittamadu village in Karnataka, received a call from her relative. She was told that she failed in one subject. The caller might not had thought what would follow the course.

Without paying heed to the relative's words, Tejaswini disconnected the call and jumped out of their balcony. Tejaswini, who was the only child to her parents, was a commerce student. She aspired to work with one leading bank.

According to sources, Tejaswini secured 374 marks out of 600.Bidari Police registered a case of unnatural death and began investigation.

The Karnataka Board of Secondary Education (KSEEB) has declared the results for the second Pre University Certificate (PUC) examination which were held between March 12 and March 27.

More than 6 lakh students had appeared for the second PUC examination this year. The students from Arts stream were 2,41,539 in total, the ones from Commerce stream were 2,05,502 in total and those who opted for Science stream were 1,73,829 in total.

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