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Delhi school suicide: SC declines father’s plea seeking CBI probe

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged suicide by a class nine student of Ahlcon Public School in Delhi

SNS | New Delhi |

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged suicide by a class nine student of Ahlcon Public School in the national capital.

Turning down the plea filed by the father of the 15-year-old student, the apex court said that the petitioner should approach the concerned high court first.

On March 27, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra decided to hear the plea seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The decision was taken after advocate Sushil Tekhriwal sought an early hearing of the plea submitted by the victim’s father Raghav Sah, stating that the girl was physically and mentally harassed by her two teachers who were now being shielded by the school principal.

He also alleged that the school management was protecting the teachers.

The Class 9 student at the public school in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar committed suicide on March 20.

The girl was found hanging at their flat in Noida, which borders Delhi, and was rushed to the Kailash Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The police have since registered a case under Sections 306 and 506 of the IPC and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

However, the Principal of Ahlcon School reportedly told the police that the deceased had not failed but had to appear for a re-test, which was scheduled for later this week.