Education department to probe student suicide case in east Delhi school

Education department to probe student suicide case in east Delhi school

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today announced a probe by the education department into the alleged suicide by a student of an east Delhi school, after her parents claimed that she was “sexually harassed” by two teachers.nnThe teenage girl had reportedly failed in her Class 9 examinations, and according to her father, she had also accused her teachers of sexually harassing her a while ago.nnThe student of Ahlcon Public School in Mayur Vihar Phase-I reportedly hanged herself on Tuesday evening when she was alone at her home.nnThe school denied the allegations.nnThe Noida Police is investigating the allegations and the school authorities are being questioned.nnSisodia informed the House about the education department probe after Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta raised the issue, saying that parents of the student had alleged molestation by two teachers in their police complaint.nnGupta sought to know whether the government will take any action against school.nn”I have directed the education department to probe to matter,” Sisodia told the House, adding it was a serious issue.nnSisodia assured the House that if the school is found guilty, action will be taken in the matternnSisodia said that it appeared that there was also academic burden on the student.nnShe had a ‘compartment’ in Social Science and Science subjects, he said.nn”I have been told that ever since the result was declared on March 16, she had not been coming to school.nn”I have also spoken to the school principal who told me that out of 250 students in Class IX, 28 students had compartment in their subjects,” Sisodia said.nnWith Press Trust of India inputs

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