College girl jumps from third floor, survives

College girl jumps from third floor, survives

An 18-year-old student of a City college, who jumped from the third floor of the college building on Thursday after being reprimanded by teachers for indulging in copying during examination, survived the fall.

She sustained fractures on the right shoulder and lower rib but was out of danger, doctors said.

Sharanya S, a II PUC student of the St Joseph’s Composite Pre-University College on the Vittal Mallya Road, left for college early on Thursday morning to take internal assesment tests for physics and kannada. Midway through the test, she was caught cheating by the invigilator.

The incident was brought to the notice of the vice-principal, who reprimanded Sharanya for resorting to unfair means. Sharanya subsequently rushed out of the examination hall on the third floor of the building and jumped from the corridor.   
Police said the incident occurred in the presence of teachers and students.

Denying that Sharanya was caught cheating, principal of the college, Father Gilbert Saldanah, said in a statement the girl walked out of the room and before the teachers could react, jumped from the corridor. Reasons behind her action were unknown, the statement claimed.

The Cubbon Park police have registered a case against the girl for attempting suicide.

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