Published: 21st March 2018
Education Department will probe suicide of class 9 student following sexual abuse allegations
The student of class 9 committed suicide at her Noida residence on Tuesday and her parents have alleged that she was sexually harassed in schools
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday announced a probe by the education department into the alleged suicide of a student from an east Delhi school after her parents claimed that she was "sexually harassed" by two teachers.
Sisodia informed the House about the education department probe after Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta raised the issue, saying that the student's parents had alleged molestation by two teachers in their police complaint. Gupta sought to know whether the government will take any action against school.
"I have directed the education department to probe to matter," Sisodia told the House, adding it was a serious issue. Sisodia assured the House that if the school is found guilty, action will be taken in the matter and added that the student was also under academic pressure.
She had a 'backlogs' in Social Science and Science subjects, he said. "I have been told that ever since the result was declared on March 16, she had not been coming to school. "I have also spoken to the school principal who told me that out of 250 students in Class IX, 28 students had backlogs in their subjects," Sisodia said.
A Class IX student of the school allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her Noida residence on Tuesday. Noida Police is investigating the allegations and the school authorities are being questioned