Schoolgirl kills herself after teacher ‘tortures’ her over menstrual stains

2017-09-01 12:57
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An incident at school left a 12-year-old girl so devastated she took her own life, according to reports.

Her lifeless body was discovered on Thursday after she jumped off her neighbour’s terrace in the early hours of the morning, India Today reports.

The grade 7 pupil at Senthil Nagar School in the residential area of Senthil Nagar in Palayamkottai Town, Southern India was left humiliated after her menstrual blood leaked through her school uniform, staining her clothes and the seat that she was sitting on.

Embarrassed, she asked her teacher for permission to go to the bathroom.

But the teacher shouted at her in front of the entire class for not placing her sanitary towel properly.

As a result, the youngster leapt from her neighbour’s balcony at 3am the next morning.

Her parents said they had no idea why their daughter would take her own life, until reading the note she’d left behind, detailing how her teacher had “tortured” her.

“I don't know what to say,” the letter reportedly read. “Until now you didn't hear any complaint about me but why did the teacher complain about me like this?”

Indian media reported her mother as saying the female teacher had made the horrified girl show the stain to the class, according to The Guardian.

“The teacher didn’t even take into account that there were boys in the class,” the devastated mom is quoted as saying. “She asked my daughter to lift up the top of her salwar kameez [tunic worn over trousers] and then gave her a duster cloth to use as a pad.”

News around the story sparked protest action from parents and pupils alike who were angered by the behaviour of the teacher in question. The protests required police intervention.

The teacher has been charged with aiding suicide at the private school, NDTV reports, although no arrests have been made yet.

“Right now we’re hearing different versions. Only after the completion of a probe will we have clarity,” was a statement made by a senior police spokesperson.

Sources: The Guardian, Metro UK, NDTV, India Today

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