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12-year-old girl commits suicide after alleged period shaming by teacher

A 12-year-old girl in Tamilnadu’s Tirunelveli killed herself after her school teacher humiliated her in front of entire class over the stains of period blood.


By   |  Updated On : September 01, 2017 02:00 PM
12-year-old commits suicide after alleged period shaming by teacher (Represntational picture)

12-year-old commits suicide after alleged period shaming by teacher (Represntational picture)

New Delhi :  

A 12-year-old girl in Tamilnadu’s Tirunelveli killed herself after her school teacher humiliated her in front of entire class over the stains of period blood.

A student of seventh grade committed suicide by jumping off a 25-foot-high building.

In her suicide note, she accused the teacher of “harassing and torturing” her.

"I do not know why my teacher is making complaints against me. I still can't understand why they are harassing and torturing me like this," she said in her suicide note.

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The mother of the girl said when she informed her class teacher Ilakiya, she asked her to use duster cloth as a sanitary pad and stand outside the class.

"The teacher did not even take into account that there were boys in the class. She asked my daughter to lift the top of her salwar up and then gave her duster cloth to use as a pad," The NewsMinute quoted mother of the victim as saying.

The accused has not been arrested so far but an investigation was ordered. However, the mother of the girl had alleged that police is basing their probe on lies.

First Published: Friday, September 01, 2017 01:49 PM


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