BENGALURU: The mother of the Class 9 student from Bishop Cotton Boys School, who went missing allegedly after being harassed, also claimed that that due to the school’s inaction, the child who had harassed her son Santosh ganged up with some other classmates to bully him again. “He was again called names and questions raised about my character,” Sheela alleged.
She claimed that once again, the school co-ordinator asked her to stay out calling it “an issue between the boys”. At that time too, in September, Santosh had left home but was traced.
Sheela also claimed that the school did not offer counselling to the child when he found it tough to learn a subject. “My son scored 70 per cent marks in a few core subjects. He has an issue with Kannada but the school made no effort to help him,” she alleged.
Santosh was to rewrite the paper. The school usually intimates parents about the re-exam through a text message, but Sheela claims she did not receive any. Presuming her son had cleared the paper, Sheela sent him to school on June 5.
“He was immediately asked to leave school with a note from the co-ordinator. I was not even informed,” she added. An unfruitful meeting with the principal followed.
The following Sunday, Sheela claimed her son went to bed after studying for a few hours but when she went to wake him up the next morning, she found him missing. Sadashivanagar police said efforts have been made to trace the missing boy.
Class was advised against bullying: Teacher
Speaking to Express, the boy’s class teacher said that as soon as the bullying was brought to her notice, the class was advised against it. She also said that re-exams were scheduled for him on Monday for English, Kannada and Environmental Science.