17-year-old girl commits suicide out of sexual assault from a school teacher

COIMBATORE: A 12th-grade school girl hanged herself due to alleged sexual assault from a teacher in her school.

Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Kovai is a private school, where this incident had occurred. A teacher has been reported for sexually assaulting and for abetting the student to commit suicide.

The assault had happened over 6 months ago and the teacher was suspended only after that. Even then, the management never took any action against him legally. The school principal allegedly told her not to tell this issue to her parents.

The collector said that the all-women police station has booked a complaint against the teacher, under POSCO, for sexually assaulting the student and under IPC section 306, for abetting her to commit suicide.

A friend of the victim’s said, that she was unable to come out of that incident. And told, she even changed her school and also visited some psychiatrists, but was very depressed.

She called me around 4:30 PM yesterday (Thursday), but I was unable to pick her call that time and called her back around 5:30 pm, but she never answered my call. So after some time, I visited her house, but it was locked and her parents were not home. Later, her father came and we tried to open the door, and saw her body hanging from the ceiling, the victim’s friend added.

He also said that there were a couple of other students too, who have been sexually assaulted by that teacher, but was afraid to speak up.

Reportedly, the student had left a suicide note, mentioning a couple of names, saying not to spare anyone.

An autopsy has been conducted and the victim’s body would be handed over to her family members, the police said.

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