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Disappointed with exam result, student in Klaten commits suicide

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java   /   Sat, June 3, 2017   /   01:15 pm
Disappointed with exam result, student in Klaten commits suicide Dozens of students of state senior high school SMA Negeri 1 Semarang take the National Exam (UN) in Semarang, Central Java, in April. (JP/Suherdjoko)

A female student of state junior high school SMP Negeri 2 Manisrenggo in Klaten, Central Java, committed suicide by hanging herself, reportedly because she was disappointed with her National Exam (UN) grades.

Berly Dyah, 16, was found hanging in the kitchen of her house in Tegalsono, Kebondalem Lor village, Prambanan district, Klaten.

Kebondalem Lor village head Agus Nugroho, who is also the victim’s relative, said she committed suicide after returning home with her mother, Nurhayati, from school on Friday. She had received her UN results earlier that day at school. Shortly after arriving home, Berly, apparently disappointed with her grades, confined herself to her room.

Agus said Berly had planned to study at state senior high school SMA Negeri 1 Kalasan but was unable to with her UN grades.

“What her exam results look like, I don’t know. Her mother said the grades were not [good] enough to enroll at SMA Negeri 1 Kalasan,” said Agus.

After locking herself up for several hours, Berly reportedly left her room at around 12:30 p.m. Her older sister, Aisyah, thought she wanted to go to bathroom but after one hour, she noticed Berly had not returned to her room. She later found that her sister had committed suicide by hanging herself in the kitchen. Several neighbors strove to help the student but she was dead.

Berly was known for her academic achievements, having won poetry and short story competitions in Klaten. (ebf)