Monday, November 19, 2007

Girl Disappointed With UPSR Result Committed Suicide


A 12-year-old girl is believed to have committed suicide at her home here yesterday over what she felt was a poor result obtained in this year’s Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR).

Subashini Sivakumar, a pupil of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Ladang Sempah, is believed to have hanged herself with a blanket tied to the grille of a window at her house in Changkat, Sungai Jawi.
She was still breathing when found by her elder sister but died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital at 4.05am today, her father Sivakumar Govindasamy, 36, told reporters at the family
Subashini had expected to score at least four As in the examination but was disappointed with the four Bs, two Cs and a D she had obtained, he said.
“She was her usual self yesterday morning. She had breakfast, watched TV and played with her younger siblings,” Sivakumar said.

Subashini, the second of five children, was found hanged from the window grille at 1.40pm and as she was still breathing, she was rushed to the Sungai Bakap Hospital, said Sivakumar, who was at work then.He said Subashini was crest-fallen after receiving her UPSR result on Nov 15 but he encouraged her to study harder.
“I did not scold her but said her results were good considering that she sat for seven subjects. I also promised to send her for Bahasa Malaysia tuition next year and present her with a ring for every A she gets in future.“She seemed normal and happy after that. I cannot believe that she could hang herself,” he added.
Sivakumar also expressed disappointment with the delay in treatment at both hospitals, claiming that Subashini was left unattended until her condition worsened at 2am. — BERNAMA
This is tragic....