Dubai girl commits suicide after being ‘caught cheating in an exam’

Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers area, where the suicide took place. (Shutterstock)

An Indian schoolgirl who fell to her death from an apartment tower in Dubai is thought to have committed suicide after she was caught cheating in an exam, the Emirate’s police said on Sunday, according to UAE-based daily Khaleej Times.

The 14-year-old girl’s body was found on Friday by a cleaner, who informed Dubai police.

Investigators discovered that the girl was caught by her teacher cheating at an exam – and was warned that she would be expelled from school if she repeated the offence.

The girl’s parents reported that she was “distraught and very upset,” a police officer said, in comments carried by the newspaper.

“She went to her room and locked the door, after which the family heard some sound,” the source added.

Her family only found out about her death after police arrived at the scene, and were reportedly in a state of shock.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42