SALEM: Two girls, who went missing from school on Friday evening, jumped from the fourth floor of an unused building on Saturday morning. While one of them died, the other sustained multiple fractures.
Jayarani (13) daughter of Jayaraj of Moolapillayar Kovil Street, and Kavisri (13), daughter of Sakthivel of Shankar Nagar, were class VII students at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Arisipalayam.
On Friday evening, the girls left their bags in the classroom and went missing. As they did not return home after school hours, the parents lodged a complaint with the police. The police made inquiries with friends and in the neighbourhood and the school and launched a search operation.
Revealing details of preliminary inquiries, the police sources said that the two girls had gained notoriety for unexplained leave and had been exhibiting deviant behaviour. For a recent questionable episode in school, a teacher on Friday had told them to sit at different seats (they were usually seated next to each other) and asked them to bring their parents. It was after this development at the school, the two had gone missing.
Parents and relatives of the two girls gathered at the school, where they received information about the fall of the two girls from the building. They rushed to the spot and identified that they were the Jayarani and Kavisri. On Saturday morning, the girls jumped from the fourth floor of an unoccupied building at Ther Veedhi in Old Market area.