At least, five female students reportedly committed suicide in five districts, hours after the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were published on Sunday.
Four of them took their own lives after failing the examinations while one killed herself for not getting expected results.
In Habiganj, a female student committed suicide taking poison in Lakhai upazila after she failed the SSC exams.
Parash Moni, daughter of Jamal Miah from Begunai village, appeared in this year's SSC examinations from Madna Model High School, said Lakhai police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Saidul Islam Monir.
In Sirajganj, Mafia Khatun committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Puthia village of Ullahpara upazila after she was unsuccessful in the examination.
She was the daughter of Moinal Hossain and appeared in the examination from Falia High School, said Ullapara Model police station officer-in-Charge, Inspector Golam Mostafa.
In Thakurgaon, a female student committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Tinua village of Haripur upazila.
Lima Akhtar, daughter of Jahirul Islam, appeared in the examination from Haripur Girls High School this year, said Haripur police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Amiruzzaman.
In Shariatpur, a female student committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room in Botna village of Gosairhat upazila after she failed to secure a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.
Mosaddima Rahman Borsha who appeared in the examination from Idilpur Government Pilot High School, secured GPA 4.5, said Gosairhat police station Officer in Charge (OC), Molla Soheb Ali.
In Magura, a girl named Ayrin committed suicide hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Binodpur Union of Mohammadpur upazila.
He was the daughter of Jihad Molla and appeared in the SSC examinations from Baniabohu Kawra Kaderia madrasa for the second time.
Mohammadpur police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Tarok Biswas said " We have learned the incident and will take action after investigation.
On Sunday morning, the results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations under 11 education boards were published, with an 82.87% pass rate.
For the first time in the country's history, the results were published online only, not physically at the institutions, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has so far infected more than 44,600 people and killed over 600 around the country.
1,690,523 students out of 2,040,028 have successfully passed the SSC and equivalent exams this year, according to the authorities.