Unable to handle stress of online lessons, Class 11 student dies by suicide
A Class 11 students from the Theni district in Tamil Nadu died by suicide after failing to cope with the pressure of online lessons. Vikrapandi, the deceased student, was facing problems in following online lessons from home.
He was studying in a school in Trichy but returned home after the lockdown. Ever since online lessons began, Vikrapandi told his family that he was struggling with online classes and that it was difficult to understand lessons.
The student was facing severe issues in understanding his courses via online classes. He was also scared that he would be unable to fulfil his parents’ dreams of educating him.
Unable to cope with the stress, Vikrapandi decided to hang himself when his parents went out for work. The boy’s relatives immediately took him to the hospital but it was too late.
This is not the first case where a student struggled to deal with additional stress due to online classes.
In June, a 12-year-old schoolgirl from Gujarat’s Rajkot died by suicide after being frustrated with online classes and homework. Her father had recently bought her a smartphone for the online classes after much struggle.
But 12-year-old Khushi could not cope with all the stress she was dealing with and decided to hang herself.
Another class 9 students from Kerala set herself ablaze and died after she missed online classes.
The girl missed classes as she did not have a smartphone at home. The charred remains of Devika Balakrishnan, 14, were found yesterday in front of an unoccupied house in her neighborhood.
Not just online classes but the stress of examinations during a pandemic has also overwhelmed students across the country.
On Tuesday, a 17-year-old student in Pudhukottai district in Tamil Nadu died by suicide after her NEET entrance exam hall ticket did not arrive.