An 18-year-old Indian student in Saudi Arabia has committed suicide after failing his class 12 exams held by India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), results for which were declared Monday.
Described as an intelligent student, Mir Ameer Ansari, could not accept the fact that he failed in mathematics and took his own life in the city of Dammam in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Arab News reported Wednesday.
The cause of death is unknown, however reports said police were investigating the circumstances leading to the teenager killing himself.
The student’s body has been kept in Dammam Central Hospital. The incident has sent shock waves across the expatriate Indian community in the Eastern Province as Ansari had scored well in all other subjects, including 73 out of 100 in English.
An Indian community leader said that he couldn’t come to terms with the fact that he could only score 17 out of 100 in mathematics.
Ansari’s parents, who hail from the city of Hyderabad in India, are distraught. Counselling sessions have been planned for exam-stressed students by shocked teachers.