Jharkhand Girl Commits Suicide When Beaten For Wearing Bindi In School
In a distressing turn of events, a school girl from the Dhanbad area in Jharkhand took her own life after being subjected to physical abuse for wearing a bindi at school. The incident has sparked outrage, leading to protests by the deceased girl's parents and locals outside the school premises. Their collective outcry prompted the intervention of the police, who have initiated an investigation into the matter. Taking note of the gravity of the situation, Priyank Kanoongo, the Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), tweeted about the incident and personally visited the location to assess the situation.
Following the incident, both the principal and the teacher who mistreated the girl have been arrested. It is alleged that the girl was not only beaten but also humiliated during a prayer session by the lady teacher due to her wearing of a bindi. According to Ashish Kumar Yadav, the officer in charge of Tetulmari police station, the girl left behind a suicide note in her room, explicitly holding the school's teacher and principal responsible for her tragic decision. In the note, addressed to the police officer in charge, she expressed her inability to bear the humiliation inflicted upon her at school, publicly stating her preference for death and urging the police to take appropriate action against the teacher and principal.
Tragically, the girl took her own life at her residence in Hanumangarhi Colony, approximately 25 kilometers away from the district headquarters. Meanwhile, in another unfortunate incident in Rajasthan, an unidentified individual threw an inflammable substance into a classroom, causing severe injuries to four girls attending sixth-grade classes at Government Mahatma Gandhi School in Mahua village. The police have been informed, and a complaint has been lodged by the father of one of the victims, alleging that two minors were responsible for the incident.
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