A Class 9 student committed suicide on Wednesday after her school teacher allegedly failed her in exams for spurning his sexual advances. The family of the victim has alleged that her SST teacher used to touch her inappropriately and had told her he would fail her in exams. The girl committed suicide at her residence in Noida Sector 20 after she failed to clear two exams in the result declared on March 17.
"She told me her SST teachers touch her inappropriately, I said since I am also a teacher I can say they can't do it, might be a mistake but she said, 'I'm scared of them, no matter how well I write they'll fail me.' Ultimately they failed her in SST. School killed her," the victim's father told media.
The Noida Police has registered a complaint in the matter and has started the investigation. The body has been sent for postmortem.
"Father has alleged that her daughter was harassed by two school teachers and failed her in exams intentionally. Case registered under sections 306 and 506 of the IPC and POCSO Act, further investigation is underway. Our officers will also visit the school today," Arun K Singh, Noida SP told media. The police later also filed the case under section 354 of IPC and suspended the Investigating Officer Ummeed Kumar and Constable clerk Nirpender for not having registered the case under correct sections.
The girl's family said that she was a gifted dancer and used to take training from her father.
15-year-old girl was brought to us, on arrival her pulse & blood pressure were un-recordable, we tried to revive her but couldn't. Cause of death can be known after postmortem: Doctor, Kailash Hospital, where girl was admitted after she was found hanging from a railing #Noida pic.twitter.com/5lQlFus01h— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 21, 2018
She told me her SST teachers touch her inappropriately, I said since I'm also a teacher I can say they can't do it,might be a mistake but she said, 'I'm scared of them,no matter how well I write they'll fail me.' Ultimately they failed her in SST. School killed her: Father #Noida pic.twitter.com/Cidqvfz0L1— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 21, 2018
Meanwhile, the school has denied any wrongdoing on its part. "It's an unfortunate incident. The school has been following promotion policies of CBSE. Let me make it clear that she had not failed, a re-test was scheduled, the principal of her school told media, adding that the school was ready to participate in the probe.
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