Madhya Pradesh: Fearing Rustication, Class 6 Student Hangs Himself at Home in Indore
Bhopal, January 11: Fearing rustication from school, a 10-year-old student in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore committed suicide after he was punished, his family members have alleged. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon when Hemant Jain, a Class 6 student, was found hanging in the bathroom of his house in Brahmabagh Colony.
According to Superintendent of Police Vandana Chouhan, Hemant came home around 3.30 PM and told his mother that some of his schoolmates had complained about him and the principal wanted to meet her and his father, the Hindustan Times reported.
His mother then asked him to freshen up following which Hemant went to the bathroom and hanged himself from an iron angle with his sister’s scarf.
After talking to some of his friends, police found that Hemant and a few other students were made to do around 150 sit-ups for some mischief they had done. It was reported that two girls from Hemant’s class had complained against him and the class teacher took him to the principal’s office. In a note to his parents, the principal asked them to meet the school authorities and also threatened to rusticate him.
“Hemant probably got very scared due to the note sent by the principal calling his parents to the school and he told Pratham, who lived in the same locality, that he would commit suicide. Apparently, he had talked about committing suicide earlier also to his friends,” Chouhan added.
The school management and officials of the 15th battalion that runs the school have denied the allegation. Terming the boy’s suicide very unfortunate, commandant of the 15th battalion Anil Khushwaha said, “The principal called his parents after two of his classmates made a written complaint against him and this is normal procedure. No one is given corporal punishment in the school, and we are examining the footage from the CCTV in the school to check the truth behind the allegations.”