SURAT: Unable to attend online classes, a class X girl student allegedly committed suicide on Sunday at her residence in Pandesara area. Akanksha Tiwari, 14, a student of Decent High School, was worried as she could not study online since there was only one smartphone in the family and it was used by her father. There was no other medium to attend online classes.
Tiwari was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence in Krishna Nagar early on Sunday. On being informed, police sent the body for post mortem and preliminary examination confirmed death due to hanging. She suspected to have committed suicide after 3 am.
Akanksha was called to school by the administration. She visited the school with her mother Vandana on Saturday. “During discussion she informed teachers that she could not attend online classes as she doesn’t have any medium to study. She also told teachers that there is only one smartphone in the house and it is with me,” Akanksha’s father Shivshankar told TOI. Shivshankar, a tempo driver, used to keep the phone with him and most of the time during the day he was out for work.
“The school officials informed her nicely but she might have felt bad,” he added. The family informed police that she was worried as she could not study online during lockdown.