Ill-treatment: Girl Kills Self, HM Suspended

The Veerapandi police had found a suicide note scribbled in a notebook accusing school headmistress Dhanalakshmi and mathematics teacher Priya of ill-treating her.

Published: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUPUR: A day after a plus two girl student hung herself to death over alleged ill-treatment, the headmistress of the government higher secondary school was suspended, while the mathematics teacher was dismissed, here on Friday.

Sources said that M Swathy, a plus two student of Veerapandi government higher secondary school and a resident of Palavanjipalayam, had on Thursday committed suicide by hanging at her house.

The Veerapandi police had found a suicide note scribbled in a notebook accusing school headmistress Dhanalakshmi and mathematics teacher Priya of ill-treating her.

Further investigations revealed that on June 18, both of them had scolded her for performing poorly in studies. Depressed over the incident, Swathy took the extreme step. Based on the suicide note, the police registered a case.

Meanwhile, Dhanalakshmi was suspended from her post, pending an inquiry by the department of school education, said an official source. Since the mathematics teacher, Priya, was appointed through the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), she was immediately dismissed from the post, the source added.

On Thursday, when the news of the death of the school girl broke out relatives and locals thronged the Tirupur government hospital and staged a road roko agitation demanding action against the teacher. However, they withdrew their protest after the police assured them of immediate action.

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