Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SP)
Udupi, Apr 14: A second year BBM student of Madhava Pai Memorial College, Manipal, committed suicide after having been caught while copying in the examination. Out of guilt and shame she reportedly felt because of the said humiliating experience, Blanche D’Souza (20), committed suicide on Friday April 13.
The parents of the girl, Benedict D’Souza, and Jacinta D’Souza, are employed in Dubai. Blanche attended college by staying in rented accommodation at B B D’Souza Compund, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, along with her elder sister, Brial D’Souza.
On Thursday, Blanche had been caught red-handed while copying in the examination. The principal had summoned Brial, and sent Blanche home with her. Out of insult caused by this incident, it is said, Blanche hanged herself from the ceiling fan at her room on Thursday night. Brial, after getting up on Friday morning, saw what had happened, and took steps to take her younger sister to hospital. But the doctors there declared that Blanche was brought dead.
Brial, who collapsed and became unconscious at this unexpected turn of events, had not regained consciousness till Friday night. Parents of the victim are expected to arrive here today. On a complaint filed by Alphonse Cutinho, maternal uncle of the victim, a case was registered at Manipal police station.