Jaipur: A Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) student, pursuing science-maths (PCM) stream, allegedly committed suicide on Monday due to exam stress. The class 12 boy jumped off the sixth floor of a building located near the Income Tax office in Sikar’s Todinagar around noon.

The deceased has been identified as a 17-year-old boy from Chandpur village of Sikar district and the police suspect that he ended his life out of fear that he would not get good marks in the Physics paper.

Speaking to The Hindustan Times, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said, “Currently, board exams are going on. Pages of two question papers were sticking with each other. Just 10 minutes before the exam was to finish, he realised that he had left five questions of last page which he was unable to notice as the papers were stuck tight.”

The DSP also informed that the boy requested the teacher to give him extra time, which was given to him. However, finishing five questions in 5 minutes time seemed next to impossible to him. As per his friends, after the examination was over, he seemed depressed.

On investigation, the police found out that the boy was a meritorious student and had scored 87 per cent marks in 10th RBSE Board Examination.

Meanwhile, the body of the student has been shifted to a hospital for post-mortem. The same will be handed over to his family.

RBSE class 12 exam began on March and will culminate on April 2. The Physics paper was conducted on March 11 between 8.30 AM and 11.45 AM. A total of 8,80,432 students across the state are said to be appearing for the exams which are being conducted at 5,584 centres in Rajasthan.