Berhampur: Fearing failure in examination, a Plus Two student allegedly committed suicide by set himself on fire in Bada Bazar area here on Thursday.
The deceased identified as Rajesh Panda, a student of science stream, took the extreme step in his house at Gayatri Nagar in the city.
Rajesh had failed the examination twice earlier. He apprehended the same results which are scheduled to be declared tomorrow.
He was under distress since he came to know about the date of result announcement, family members said. He allegedly committed suicide in his study room by pouring kerosene and setting himself on fire when his parents were out to market yesterday.
Parents of the deceased found the burnt body when they reached home and later lodged a complaint at Bada Bazaar police station.