Four of the students who killed themselves were girls
At least five Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination students have killed themselves over the past two days, while two others who attempted suicide are recovering in a Tangail hospital on Friday.
Four of the students who killed themselves, and the two who failed in their attempts, were girls.
In Thakurgaon, 18-year-old Lutfar Rahman took what doctors say was a fish tranquillizer after learning he had failed in four papers at Samir Uddin Smriti College on Thursday afternoon.
“Lutfur was brought there in critical condition and was referred to Thakurgaon Hospital,” Doctor Moniruzzaman Limon of Baliadangi Hospital said. “He died on the way.”
Luftur was a resident of Sangao village in Baliadangi upazila.
In Khulna, Oisharya Roy, the 18-year-old daughter of Babul Roy, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at around 11pm on Thursday at Maniktala in the city.
Kazi Mustaq Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station, told UNB that she had sat he examination at Mohsin Mohila College.
In Panchagarh, Shabnur Akter, 19, from the Purba Jalashi area of the district town, hanged herself in her room on Thursday afternoon after hearing that she had failed in English.
“She appeared in the examination from Panchagarh Government College and failed for the second time,” said Rabiul Hasan Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Panchagarh police station.
In Noakhali, Fatema Akhter Tumpa, 18, hanged herself in her home in Noakhali municipality's Krishnarampur village on Thursday afternoon. She had attended the HSC exam at Noakhali Government Women's College.
In Comilla, 19-year-old Sudipta Chandra died under the Karnaphuli Express train in the city's Araiora area, also on Thursday afternoon.
Although family members said Sudipta was upset after learning he had failed in his English exam at Hajiganj Model College, railway police believe it was an accident.
“He was walking on the railway track with headphones on and accidentally fell under the train,” Comilla Railway Police Outpost SI Mezbahul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune.
Sudpita had been hopeful of attending Dhaka University.
In Tangail, two HSC examinees who could not pass the exam this year have attempted suicide.
Liza Akhter, 20, from Basail upazila, and Nusrat Jahan Sathi, 18, were admitted to Tangail Sadar Hospital on Thursday afternoon.
Both the teenagers had drank poison, doctors at the hospital told the Dhaka Tribune.
The spate of suicides continued into Friday morning, when Mitu Akter, of Ghior upazila in Manikganj, committed suicide by taking poison. Mitu had failed in two papers she had recently sat at Ghior Government College.
Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ghior Police Station, said Mitu died while en route to the district Sadar hospital from Ghior Upazila Health Complex.