Mrunal Manmay Dash

A Class 10 boy student, who was supposed to appear in the annual High School Certificate or Matric examination, was found hanging in his hostel room at Kamakshi Nagar in Bolangir on Monday night.

The deceased has been identified as Lipun Pradhan from Taliudar village in Bolangir. He was a student of Vishwatma Vidya Mandir and was scheduled to appear for the annual Matric exams starting today.

The school authorities found him hanging in the school hostel and rushed him to the hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

The police have launched a probe into the matter.

While the exact reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that Lipun hanged himself after failing to manage the exam pressure. His family members blamed the school authorities for his death.

As per Lipun’s classmates, he was a good student and good at his studies. Lipun was expected to do well in the Matric exams.

Neither the school authorities nor the police have made any comments in this regard.

Notably, over 5 lakh students are scheduled to appear in the Class 10 or the matriculation examination in Odisha starting today (Tuesday).

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