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Class XII girl found hanging

A Class XII student of a south Calcutta school was found hanging in her house on Ballygunge Circular Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The 17-year-old girl was found hanging from an iron rod in the bathroom around 12.30pm.

She was taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. No suicide note has been found.

Prima facie no evidence of foul play has been found, police said, but the reason behind her death was yet to known.

“The door to the bathroom was bolted from inside. Her parents have not lodged any complaint,” said an officer at Ballygunge police station.

The Class XII students were on study leave after selection tests in December.

The state Higher Secondary exam is scheduled to begin from March 12.

The humanities student, according to one of her teachers, was a “cheerful and friendly girl”. The teachers of the school were shocked by the news of her death.

“She would make friends easily and never looked sad. Her death comes as a shock for all of us,” said a teacher.

“She would participate in every other school activity, cultural or sports. She was very creative and had participated in dramas too,” said another teacher.