A 14-year-old dalit girl committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Hyderabad after school authorities did not allow her to appear for final examination, state police said on Friday.
The incident came to light after the girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad on Friday. The minor had committed suicide on Thursday night.
“The victim is a class 9 student. She hanged herself from the ceiling in her house at JLS Nagar on Thursday evening,” said an officer of Hyderabad Police.
Police officers investigating the minor’s death have recovered a suicide note. The victim in her suicide note wrote, “was not allowed to take the exam. Sorry mummy.”
The victim’s sister narrating her last talks with the victim said, “She told me that her principal humiliates her in front of her classmates for not paying school fees. She was made to stand outside the class the whole day and not appear for her examination.”
“The school management did not allow my daughter to appear for the unit test on Thursday for defaulting to school fees of Rs 2000,” said the victim’s father.
He added that he had requested the school administration to allow his daughter to appear for her unit test. “I had told them that payments would be made by weekend and they had agreed to it,” the victim’s father added.
“I failed to make the payments. The school authorities should had called me rather than humiliating my daughter,” added the victim’s father.
Malkajgiri police station inspector said, “We have arrested three persons including two administrative officials and a teacher in connection to the incident. Principal of the school has also been booked.”
Hyderabad Police has booked the three arrested for abetment of suicide. “They have been booked under IPC Section 306,” said police.