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‘I’m nothing more than a failure’ – Civil Services aspirant, 25, ends life after failing CSS exam twice

LAHORE – In a depressing turn of events, a 25-year-old Civil Services aspirant girl allegedly committed suicide on Thursday after two failed attempts in the competitive exam.

Reports in local media quoting police officials said the girl ended her life by hanging from a ceiling fan at her rented flat in the Punjab capital. A suicide note was also recovered in which she stated that no one should be blamed for her death.

The girl, who hailed from Multan district, had recently arrived in Lahore where she rented an apartment in Nawab Town. The initial inquiry depicted it as a suicide incident as the girl used to live alone.

In the heartbreaking suicide note, she mentioned the reason behind the act is two failed attempts while she further mentioned fearing that she would fail in her third [and last] attempt too.

“I’m giving up on life. My whole existence is a burden I’m nothing more than a failure,” she mentioned in the heart-wrenching suicide note.  Adding that “I miss Abu and I just want to be with him. I’m tired of everything.”

“I hope I’ll find peace in the next life”, the grief-stricken girl further mentioned.

Lahore Operations DIG Sajid Kiani while speaking with a renowned publication told that the girl was depressed because of multiple failures to pass the exam besides the depleted background. The family was also facing financial problems as the girl mentioned that her poor parents were struggling to manage expenses for her education and she got disheartened not to fulfill their dreams.

The senior officials also added that she had not attended calls of her parents [a day before she hanged herself], which panicked them to reach Lahore.

On their arrival, they found the flat was locked from inside, and after contacting the owner they and found her body hanging from a ceiling fan.

Later, they alarmed law enforcers, the rescue team along with cops found the suicide note. A forensic team also collected samples from the victim’s flat while the family negated for an autopsy. Following the medico-legal procedure, the cops then handed over the deceased’s body to the grieved family.

Punjab IGP also took the notice of the incident and directed CCPO to report at the earliest.

Meanwhile, in this year’s attempt, less than 2% of candidates were able to pass the competitive exam among the 18,553 candidates who appeared for it, per reports. The ratio of this year’s even plunged more the last year which was 3%. At least three hundred and seventy-six candidates passed the written exam out of the 18,553 candidates. Of the 376 people, 226 were male, while 138 were female.

The demanding exam has often been heavily criticized for its poor passing percentage ratio seen for years.

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