A female student hanged herself after failing the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in Jamkandi village of Gowainghat upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Fahima Begum, daughter of Abdul Aziz of the village. She was a student at Birmangal High School.
KM Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat police station, said Fahima hanged herself at home in the afternoon, shortly after receiving her results.
Meanwhile, Fahima's mother and father went for a visit to her maternal uncle's house this morning.
After coming home in the afternoon, they found Fahima's hanging body and informed police.
On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body.
Fahima's body has been kept in the morgue of Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet for an autopsy, added the OC.