Berhampur: A day before the announcement of results of the annual +2 Science examination conducted by the Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), a student of the stream, who had appeared for the exam, allegedly committed suicide at Gayatri Nagar under Bada Bazar police limits in Berhampur town last evening.
According to reports, deceased Rajesh Kumar Panda (19), son of Ajit Kumar Panda, was studying +2 Science at a private college here. He had earlier failed to pass the exam twice.
Apprehending failure in this year’s +2 Science exam, the results of which are scheduled to be declared on May 19, Rajesh allegedly took the extreme step by setting himself on fire after pouring kerosene over his body while his parents had gone to a nearby market.
Police have started investigation into the incident after registering an unnatural death case. The charred body of the deceased has been seized and sent for post-mortem.
A pall of gloom descended on the area following the mishap.