18-year-old found dead at home after school denies promotion
Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found inside her house in Habibpur area of Ranaghat in Nadia.
According to a preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim, Sweta Sahu might have committed suicide by consuming poison. She was declared brought dead after being taken to a private nursing home in the district. She was a student of XI from Brajabala Girls' High School in Nadia.
The victim's family members alleged that she suffered from mental depression as she was not promoted to class XII
after she failed to appear for Geography practical examination.
They also alleged that the school headmistress rebuked her.
The school authorities called her on her cell phone on the day of practical examination but she did not answer.
According to the school authorities, neither the student nor her family members informed the school about her not appearing for the examination.
A few days ago, the girl and her family members went to the school headmistress and urged her to allow Sweta to the next class.
The headmistress did not, however, agree to promote her to the next class.
The family members told police that the victim went into depression after the school authorities denied her promotion.
She went into her room on Saturday evening and consumed poison. Her family members found her lying still in her bed. She was immediately rushed to a private nursing home at Ranaghat, where the doctors pronounced her brought dead. Following the incident, the girl's family members lodged a complaint against the school headmistress at Ranaghat police station. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard.
The school authorities have, however, expressed their grief over her death. They also claimed that they tried to contact the victim and her family members but none responded. She was not promoted to class as she did not appear the examination, school authorities claimed.