In the Covid-19 era, studies and classes have moved online, however, not everyone in India is privileged enough to have a steady internet connection or has access to smartphones and laptops. As a result, many students are unable to attend classes due to the availability of these resources and losing out on their education. In one such case that turned tragic, a 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide, as she did not have a smartphone to attend online classes. The incident took place in Ond village, 10 km from Karad town in Maharashtra’s Satara district on September 23.
“The victim, Sakshi Abasaheb Pol was a student of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with the Pandit G.B. Pant High School nearby and was required to attend online classes since the past few months in view of the corona pandemic,” investigating officer Balkrishna Jagdale told IANS.