Where are we heading as a society? A class 12th student hanged himself with a ceiling fan just hours after the exam. Karanvir Singh, a 17-year-old boy and a resident of Phase 6 in Mohali who appeared for the physics exam, was not able to attempt three questions of three marks each.
Therefore, he got upset from his performance and killed himself.
Suicide note read as:
“I am sorry as I could not live up to your expectations and for not being able to fulfil your dreams. I love my grandparents the most and please do take good care of them.”
His father told The Times Of India, “On our way back from the examination centre, I asked Karan about his performance. When he said he left some questions, I told him that he should practise writing faster. I wish I had told him that marks don’t matter to us. The only thing that mattered was seeing his smiling face every morning.”
Hardev Singh, 75, Karanvir’s maternal grandfather said: “We told him to forget about the exam and focus on the next one to which he agreed. He took tea before entering the room to study and also asked my mother to go for a walk and bring some stuff from the market.”