HRD Ministry seeks report on schoolgirl's suicide; parents stage protest
The HRD Ministry has sought a report from Ahlcon Public School regarding the alleged suicide by a Class 9 student whose parents are claiming that she was "sexually harassed" by two teachers. Parents of the 15-year-old girl, accompanied by other parents, staged a protest outside the school in the Mayur Vihar area of East Delhi. Here are more details.
Javadekar seeks details; Sisodia orders probe
"We have asked for details," HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had yesterday ordered the Directorate of Education (DoE) to probe the issue. The Noida Police has registered a case against the principal and two teachers of the school. Protesting parents demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter and arrest of the teachers and the principal.
What was the case?
A Class 9 student of the school allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Noida residence on Tuesday. Her family alleged that she was harassed by her two teachers including a woman and deliberately awarded poor marks. The school, however, is denying the allegations. The girl failed her exams and her family claimed that the teachers deliberately awarded poor marks, police officials said.
We will cooperate with probe agencies: School Principal
She was found hanging at her home by her family members yesterday. They rushed her to Kailash Hospital where she was declared dead. No suicide note was found. "It's an unfortunate incident. School has been following promotion policies of CBSE. Let me make it clear that she had not failed, a re-test was scheduled. We will cooperate with probe agencies," Principal Dharmendra Goyal said.