Hyderabad: A 16-year-old SSC student ended her life after the school denied her entry for not clearing fees at Neredmet in Hyderabad.
Identified as U Yashasvini, she was turned back by the school after she failed to clear her dues a few days ago.Police said Hariprasad and Sunitha, of Ongole district in Andhra Pradesh migrated to Hyderabad 15 years ago along with their three daughters.
Working as construction laborers, their two elder daughters are in college, while the youngest daughter Yashasvini was studying SSC at Ravindra Bharathi High School at Neredmet. A couple of days ago, the school management told her to pay the fee or else she cannot attend the classes. Upset over the decision, Yashasvini returned home and informed her parents.
On Thursday when her parents left for work and her sisters went to college, she was alone at home. When her younger sister Lavanya returned home from college at around 4.30 pm, she found all doors closed from inside. She broke open the door and found Yashasvini dead inside the home.
Police rushed to the spot and shifted the body for postmortem. Neredmet police said a case under section 174 CrPC has been registered and investigation started.
"The school management have been insisting to pay the pending dues. My father assured them that pay will be paid by 20th of February, yet they sent her away" said the inconsolable family.
The State is yet to recover from the shock of Aishwarya Reddy, 19, who ended her life because the family could not afford her fee. The student of Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college (LSR) died by suicide at her home in Telangana, calling herself a "burden to her family" in a note -- a wrenching example of the tragedy of thousands of families and students left financially desperate by the virus shutdown