A Class 7 student allegedly committed suicide at her house in west Delhi’s Inderpuri on December 1, police said, adding that her mother had told them the girl was often rebuked by teachers at school.
“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”, the mother told news agency ANI.
“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
Her mother said she had been scolded by a teacher and she was upset. “We are looking into allegations by the mother,” the officer said.
She was last seen alive by her mother who saw her before leaving for the Tis Hazari Court, where she is an advocate, reports news agency IANS.
Around 4 pm, when the mother returned, she discovered her daughter’s lifeless body, a police officer said. A suicide note was also recovered.
According to the mother, the girl had complained of relentless humiliation by teachers. “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 school management has set up an internal committee to probe the incident and will submit its report to the Delhi Police.
First Published: Dec 06, 2018 12:10 IST