Class 9 student, Ekisha Sah, had allegedly committed suicide at around 6 pm at home when her family members were away.
New Delhi: Two teachers and the principal of a private school have been booked for abetment to suicide and criminal intimidation after a Class 9 student hanged herself in her Noida home on Tuesday evening.
Social science teacher Rajiv Sehgal, science teacher Neeraj Anand and Ahlcon School, Mayur Vihar, principal Dharmendra Goyal have been booked under Sections 306 and 506 of the IPC.
Earlier in the day, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced an investigation to be conducted by education department into the alleged suicide by the student of an east Delhi school, after her parents claimed she was “sexually harassed” by the teachers.
Meanwhile, SSP, Noida, A.P. Sharma has sent the investigating officer (IO) of this case to the Police Lines for not pressing suitable charges in the FIR.
Class 9 student, Ekisha Sah, had allegedly committed suicide at around 6 pm at home when her family members were away. Raghav Sah, the girl’s father, said that the two teachers also deliberately failed her in the two papers.
“The Class 9 results were declared on March 16. My daughter was given only 27 and 17 marks in Science and Social Sciences, respectively. The two teachers had also threatened that she would be failed in re-examination too,” he said.
Mr Sah accused the two teachers of mentally and physically harassing my daughter. “They used to touch my daughter inappropriately. Though Ekisha had complained to us earlier, we initially ignored it believing teachers are revered and they would not do this. We had gone to meet the school principal three to four times, but he did not meet us,” he said.
Principal Dharmendra Goyal on Wednesday morning held a press conference in the city and denied the allegations. “The student was given marks based on her answersheet. The allegation of harassment is not true,” he said. He added that the student’s family had not complained to the management about the issue.
Mr Sisodia informed the House about the probe by education department into the case after Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta raised the issue, saying that the student’s parents had alleged molestation by two teachers in their complaint.
Mr Gupta asked to know whether the government will take any action against school. “I have directed the education department to conduct a probe into matter,” Mr Sisodia told the House, adding it was a serious issue.
Mr Sisodia told the House that if the school is found guilty, action will be taken. He said that it appears there was also an academic burden on the student. She got a “compartment” in two subjects i.e Social Science and Science, he said. “I have been told that ever since the result was declared on March 16, she had not been coming to school.