Quetta girl commits suicide after principal rejects examination forms

Quetta, Feb.15 (ANI): An Intermediate student from Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah district, who led a protest against suspension of classes at her college owing to a shortage of female teachers, committed suicide on Friday after the college principal allegedly refused to send her examination forms to the board.

Dawn reports that a despondent 17-year old Saqiba Kakar ingested poisonous pills in the Muslim Bagh town of Killa Saifullah district, her family members said on Sunday.

The girls, who had travelled all the way to Quetta last year to stage a protest, said the principal had cancelled classes because there were ‘no female teachers at the school’.

Saqiba’s brother Aizazullah Kakar said that in the wake of the principal’s decision his sister lost hope and committed suicide by taking poison.

He informed that his sister repeatedly requested the principal and college administration to send her examination form, but the principal refused on the ground that she did not have the required attendance for appearing in the exams.

Principal Abida Ghous has withheld examination forms of three other girls, he said appealing to the authorities to intervene in the matter.

Abid Baloch, the district police chief of Killa Saifullah, said an investigation is under way.

The deceased was buried on Friday and the incident was reported to the police on Saturday.(ANI)

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