UP: Scared of parent-teacher meeting, student attempts suicide, leaves note
Scared of the parent-teacher meet, a Class 9 student in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh reportedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a moving train. He collided with the mesh in front of the engine and was thrown off the railway track, where he was found with injuries to his head and legs. An apology note addressed to his teacher was found near him.
What I did was extremely wrong, reads note
The boy, Aditya Tiwari (13), is a student of City Montessori School, a private institution, and a resident of Gomti Nagar extension. He is admitted to a hospital for treatment. The apology note found near him reads, "I apologize for my mistake what I did which is extremely wrong. Ma'am I promise this will never be repeated again" (sic).
Blocked teacher's number on parents' phone
He allegedly blocked his teacher's number on his parents' phone to prevent them from speaking, reported Live Hindustan. Tiwari's father, who is reportedly a retiree of the armed forces, was informed that he returned from school using a path different than every day. While some employees of the school said the issue was being sensationalized unnecessarily, the school management hasn't made any official comment.
Had got less marks in test
The school's public relations officer (PRO) said Tiwari is good at studies but got comparatively lesser marks on the last test. A parent-teacher meet was called in this regard, which Tiwari was trying to avoid and making excuses. Following this, the teacher decided to visit his house to meet his parents and he took the extreme step.
Similar incident reported earlier this week
On Sunday, a higher secondary school student (16) died by suicide at her home in Banasawadi near Bengaluru after she was caught cheating in an exam. The deceased's kin staged a protest blaming the teacher. In August, a student of Class 9 died by suicide after being allegedly humiliated and suspended for bringing a mobile phone to class in Varanasi, UP.