Dejected father ends life after Pune boy scores 71 percent in HSC exams

Dejected father ends life after Pune boy scores 71 percent in HSC exams

He should have at least thought about his son before taking the extreme step.

It's appalling to see that in these times of digital media people have the same old norms stuck in their heads. In a shocking piece of news, a 48-year-old Pune man Madhavan Pillay committed suicide after his son secured only 71% marks in the Higher Secondary Certificate Exams. Yes, you read that right.

In a shocking piece of news, a 48-year-old Pune man Madhavan Pillay committed suicide after his son secured only 71% marks in the Higher Secondary Certificate Exams. Yes, you read that right!

The man belonged to Pune's Pimpri district and he was extremely disappointed that his son secured a meager 71% marks in his 12th boards.

Police officials said that Pillay was hoping that his son would secure 90 plus marks in HSC as he had got an impressive 91% in class X and had was first in his class.

So when the son came home with his results the man was shocked and immediately locked himself up in the bathroom and hanged himself to death. Pillay's friends and family members said that the father wanted his son to pursue medicine.

High grades don't guarantee success in life

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Whatever was the reason for his suicide, the fact is that his son would have to live with this guilt for the rest of his life. It is indeed shocking to know that some parents can go to any lengths when it comes to their kids' examination results.

What we parents often forget is that later on life marks do not really matter and it is the experience that makes or breaks a man.  Focusing more on learning instead of simply getting high grades would ensure that your child will carry this attitude of learning throughout their life, and not just in school.

When it comes to your child's education, focus more on learning how to learn. Skills such as attention, memory, and problem-solving skills can do more for your child compared to just memorizing all the facts and numbers and not being able to use them effectively.

Also Read: Important life skills you can teach your child

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