DHARMAPURI: Harur police on Tuesday arrested a physical training teacher in connection with the mysterious death of a plus two girl, who was allegedly harassed by him.
Shankari (17, name changed), daughter of Gandiappan alias Vasudevan and a resident of Thanthirapuram, died on Monday.
Her relatives cremated the body without informing either the Village Administrative Officer (VAO) or the police.
On Tuesday, the possibility of the girl committing suicide was brought to the notice of the police by her relatives who found a suicide note in her school bag. It said that her physical training teacher had been torturing her to have a relationship with him.
After finding the letter, the parents of the girl lodged a complaint at Harur police station.
Shankari studied in Shri Saraswathi Matriculation School at Ittalapatti where Manoharan (27) worked as the physical training teacher. Harur police registered a case and arrested him on Tuesday evening after questioning him.