Edited by: Alert India Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 27, 2018 21:10[IST ]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea seeking a CBI investigation into the reasons behind the suicide by a 15 year old girl who, according to her father, took the extreme step as she was allegedly “sexually exploited, oppressed and harassed” by certain teachers and officials of her school.
The teenage girl, who reportedly failed in her class 9 examination, committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Noida on March 20. The victims family alleged that the girl was under ” too much pressure” and her teachers allegedly failed her in exam ” intentionally”
Earlier, a case was registered under section 306(Abetment of Suicide) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and an investigation was also launched into the incident.
According to her father,the Delhi based school where she was studying in class 9 had allegedly ” deliberately failed her in two subject — science and social science- leading to his daughter taking the extreme step.
he has said in his plea that he was moved the Apex Court as the school was located in Delhi, while the incident od suicide occurred at Noida in UP,giving rise to “jurisdictional compulsions” for the police of both the state, jurisdictional complication , a big gap in the investigation process, procedure and communication and also non-cooperation and inaction amongst themselves”.
He has also said in his plea that his daughter was a brilliant artist who was well versed in Kathak and used to perform in several high profile dance festivals of National and International fame.