School girls attempt suicide

Five girls studying in the seventh grade in Arasampatti Government School in Sankarapuram of Villupuram district attempted to commit suicide by consuming rat poison. The reason for taking this drastic step was due to the ragging by a few boys in their class.

The girls are currently undergoing treatment in the Villupuram Government Medical College and Hospital at Mundiyambakkam. The girls went home during the lunch break and consumed poison. They were rushed to the Hospital. The Social Welfare Department conducted an enquiry with the headmaster of the school. a