Indian pupil jumps to death in Dubai after cheating reprimand
Published on Feb 18, 2014 12:03 AM
DUBAI (AFP) - A 14-year-old Indian schoolgirl jumped to her death from the 17th floor of a Dubai tower after her father scolded her for cheating in an exam, local media reported on Monday.
A cleaner alerted police after he found the girl's body lying on the ground in the Jumeirah Lake Towers neighbourhood, Khaleej Times reported.
Police investigators found that a teacher had caught the girl cheating in an exam and warned her that she would be expelled if it happened again.
At home, her father scolded her when he found about the cheating incident, the paper said.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!