In a note, he wrote about discrimination he experienced at the hands of his school teachers and principal.
Lucknow: A Class 11 student of Delhi Public School, Kalyanpur in Kanpur district, attempted suicide after being repeatedly humiliated by school teachers and the principal, who had branded him a ‘terrorist’.
Reports say the boy, who is a Muslim, was admitted to a hospital earlier this week in a critical condition after attempting suicide by consuming sleeping pills and phenyl at his Swaroop Nagar house.
In a note, the student wrote about discrimination he experienced at the hands of his school teachers and the principal. The student urged UP chief minister Adityanath to act in the matter and punish the four teachers and the principal, who had pushed him to take the extreme step.
When the student regained consciousness, he said, “I am not a terrorist, only a student”. He said he wanted to become a scientist like former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, but his teachers viewed him with suspicion. “My bag is searched every day and I am made to sit in the last row in my class. If I ask anything, the teacher asks me to go out. Because of this behaviour, even other students do not talk to me,” he said.
He added he joined the school two months back but no one talked to him because the school teachers allegedly asked them not to and taunted him.
The boy’s mother said he was depressed because his bag was searched everyday as the school authorities believed he might be carrying a gun. Police lodged a case under Section 305 (abatement of suicide) of the IPC and further probe is on.
Cops has been told the boy’s mother was called to the school by his class teacher on September 14 and they reportedly told her he was not concentrating on studies. The mother scolded him in front of the class and the teachers used this as an excuse to further humiliate him. The school principal said when it comes to the conduct of teachers and staff, the message was that any kind of discrimination would be dealt with firmly. He said if any staff member is found guilty of discrimination, he or she would be immediately asked to leave.