Delhi school girl commit suicide, parents say sexual harassment
New Delhi : A 15-year girl, Ikisha Raghav Shah of 9th class, committed suicide in Noida, UP, after being molested by two male teachers. According to an NDTV report, parents of the victim found her hanging from the ceiling of her house on Tuesday evening.
Sources confirmed that the girl was allegedly molested by two teachers. FIR has been registered against the culprit under sections 306 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, which relates to abetment of suicide and criminal intimidation.
However, it came to notice that a critical section of molestation, Section 354, which is applicable to sexual harassment, was not included in the FIR. As per the India Today report, the investigating officer of Noida Police has been suspended for ignoring to mention sections of molestation in the FIR.
The report added that the 15-year-old girl was rushed to Kailash Hospital in Noida, but was confirmed dead by doctors. A doctor from Kailash Hospital stated the cause of death will be clear only after the post-mortem process is completed.
The teenager's parents have suspected that the teachers intentionally failed their daughter in two subjects and create "too much study pressure" on her. The family has also accused the teachers of harassing and molesting the teenager.
The teenager's father was quoted to ANI-"She told me her SST teachers touched her inappropriately, I said since I'm also a teacher, I can say they can't do it, might be a mistake but she said, I'm scared of them, no matter how well I write they'll fail me. Ultimately they failed her in SST. The school killed her.”
Also, the victim's mother told CNN-News18 that school authorities are guilty for her daughter's death. The parents demanded that the accused must be arrested as soon as possible.
"The father has alleged that the girl was harassed by two school teachers who intentionally failed her in the exams. Cases have been registered under child sexual abuse laws and abetment of suicide and further investigations are underway," Arun K Singh, superintendent of police, Noida, was stated to NDTV.
However, the principal of the school denied the statement made by victim’s parents. The principal quoted, "It's an unfortunate incident. The school has been following promotion policies of the CBSE. Let me make it clear that she had not failed, and a re-test was scheduled”. Further, he added that the school authorities would cooperate during the investigation of the case