Class X girl student sets herself ablaze after failing to attend online class in Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram: A Class X girl student took her life by setting herself ablaze after not being able to attend online class, according to her parents.

Her parents live in a very small house at Valancherry in Malappurram and be belong to scheduled caste. Reports said the girl student was upset as the TV in her house was not working and the only mobile in their home was not charged.

Her parents said that she was a very bright student. From Monday morning she was unable to attend the online classes, they added.

Her mother said she found the burnt body of the daughter nearly 200 metres from their home. A bottle of kerosene was found near the body.

Local legislator Abid Hussain Thangal said such an incident could have been avoided had proper arrangements for students for online classes would have taken care of.

As the deceased’s father is a labourer he failed to repair the TV due to want of money following nationwide lockdown.

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