Amaravati: Nine students in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh committed suicide in separate incidents on Thursday after failing to clear intermediate examinations.
The results of intermediate first and second year (Class 11 and 12) were declared on Wednesday.
Two other students attempted suicide.
Among the nine students was B. Tarun (17) killed himself by jumping in front of a running train near Tekkali in Srikakulam district. A student of intermediate first year from Dandu Gopalapuram village of the district was disheartened over failure in most papers.
In another incident, a 16-year-old girl hanged herself at a residence at Trinadhapuram under Malkapuram police station limits of Visakhapatnam district. A. Akhilasree was upset after failing in some subjects of intermediate first year.
B. Jagadeesh (18) ended his life by hanging at his residence at Kancharapalem locality in Visakhapatnam. He had failed in one of the subjects in intermediate second year.
Anusha (17) killed herself by jumping into a lake in Chittoor district after failing in second year exam.
Babu (17), also of Chittor district, killed himself by consuming pesticides after failing to clear intermediate second year.
T. Kiran (17) hanged himself at his residence in Anakapalli as he was depressed over securing low marks in intermediate first year.
The pass percentage for first year was 61 and second year 72. Over one million students appeared in the examination held in March-April.