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Delhi schoolgirl suicide: HRD seeks report; parents stage protest in Mayur Vihar

SNS | New Delhi |

The parents of the Class 9 student, who reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday, are protesting in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area. Parents of other students have also joined the protest.

The 15-year-old was found hanging at her Noida residence on Tuesday. Her family has alleged that she was ‘sexually’ harassed by her two teachers and was deliberately awarded poor marks. The school, however, is denying the allegations.

The family is demanding a CBI inquiry into the matter and arrest of the teachers concerned, along with the principal.

The HRD Ministry has sought a report from Ahlcon Public School in connection with the case.

“We have asked for details,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said when asked about the incident on the sidelines of an event.

Meanwhile, police have seized a notebook from the girl’s study table at home in which she had reportedly written that she was a failure and that she was dumb. According to media reports, the family had confirmed her hand-writing.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday had ordered the Directorate of Education (DoE) to probe the issue. The Noida Police has registered a case against the principal and two teachers of the school.

She was found hanging at her home by her family members. They rushed her to the Kailash Hospital where she was declared dead. No suicide note was found.

(With agency inputs)