Odisha: Forced To Go To School, Class X Girl Student Dies By Suicide

Malkangiri: A minor girl died by suicide after family members asked her to go to school in Malkangiri district after reopening of the educational institution. The deceased was identified as a Class X student of a government-run residential school in Satiguda area of the district.

Family members of the deceased, Aarti Ray (name has been changed to conceal her identity) from Bhimaranganiguda village said she was hesitant to go to the school after its reopening on February 7. As the minor girl’s family repeatedly asked her to attend physical classes, she consumed pesticide last night at home.

They immediately rushed the critically unwell minor girl to the Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital. While undergoing treatment, she lost her life at the hospital today.

A pall of gloom has descended on the area after news of the minor girl’s death spread.

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