New Delhi: A class 7 student allegedly committed suicide at her house in west Delhi’s Inderpuri on December 1 when her mother was away at work.
She left a note behind saying that she didn’t want to go to school anymore, and scribed her hands with her teacher’s name who allegedly used to rebuke her at school.
The mother told news agency ANI, “After my daughter’s death, her friend told me that she was very sad as two of her teachers had called her ‘characterless’ in front of the whole classroom”.
“My daughter complained the same teacher rebuked her every day. It was the same teacher who rebuked and humiliated her on Friday for 10 minutes before her class teacher in the biology lab.”
“She had cried in the school bathroom following the episode,” the mother said.
“She had been insisting that I change her school but I did not know the extent of the crisis. I had not realised how extreme it has been and that she would commit suicide,” she told IANS.
“I was planning to take her out on her birthday this December 20. But now she has left us. I should have changed her school.”
The girl’s mother, who is a lawyer, last saw her daughter alive when she was leaving for the Tis Hazari Court and mentioned that the girl had refused to go to the school that day.
Around 4 PM, when she was back, she found her daughter’s body.
“The girl committed suicide around 3 pm on December 1,” Additional deputy commissioner of police (west) Sameer Sharma said. The 12-year-old was found hanging in her room by her mother.
“She had scribbled on her hand ‘Mama I love you…I am leaving this world,’’ Sharma added.
“We are looking into allegations by the mother,” the officer said.
As per reports, the school management said, “As of now we are not at liberty to disclose any details which may jeopardise the police investigation of the case,” the statement said.
As of now, the police have been doing a thorough investigation of the case. Meanwhile, waiting for the autopsy reports, the police are speaking to the girl’s friends.
It is important for teenagers to understand to not take matters into their hands and take just drastic decisions. They should always seek help from their parents and friends. At the same time, it is every school’s responsibility to set up a counselling board so that whenever a child needs comfort and help, there is someone who is approachable.