Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sedulity Groups | A student SMS her father, a minute before committed suicide

"I am sorry Papa. I am committing suicide," said a text message from Rekha Singh, second year polytechnic student in electronics stream, to her father Ranjeet, a WCL manager at Kamptee. The 22-year-old Rekha had been afraid to face her father since she had lied to him about her repeated failures. She jumped to her death from the third-floor balcony of her hostel within a minute of sending the SMS.
Rekha, second among five sisters, hailed from Parseoni village, and was staying in the girl's hostel at Trimurti Nagar near NIT Garden since the last two years. The Rana Pratap Nagar police were summoned to the spot. They recovered a suicide note written in her register from her room.

PSI Vaishali Dhale said Rekha sent the text around 2.14pm. Ranjeet was at her college when he received the message. He immediately alerted the hostel warden on the landline phone, but Rekha had jumped before the hostel staff could reach her.

Rekha's scream as she fell also alerted other hostel students and staff, who found her lying in a pool of blood, battling for life on the ground floor. Police said she was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital at Khamla, but was declared brought dead.

According to the police, Rekha had failed in five subjects last year. She had promised her parents to clear all subjects in the second attempt, but failed to do so. "The first time, she told her parents about her failure and assured to clear the supplementary exam. However, when she failed again, she lied to Ranjeet that she had secured 61% in her second attempt," said police.

Believing that Rekha had cleared her second year exam, Ranjeet had gone to the college to pay her admission fees for the third year on Wednesday morning. "The principal revealed the truth about Rekha having failed. The principal also complained about Rekha's insincerity, and that she had not attended college for over a month," said Dhale. The news that her father was in college had reached Rekha through some of her friends.

Before Ranjeet could call her, she wrote the suicide note and sent him the SMS about her decision to end her life. Police said that her suicide note appeals to her parents to forgive her for lying to them. She also mentioned how she had failed to clear the exam and hence spoiled their dreams.

Police said that her roommate and hostel friends described Rekha as an introvert, who always dreamt of making it big for her parents. Cops have registered a case of accidental death and sent Rekha's body to Government Medical College and Hospital ( GMCH) for autopsy.

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