Class X student delivers baby in school toilet

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 18:00

Ramanathapuram: In a bizarre incident,
a 15-year-old student delivered a baby inside a toilet of a
private school here and later abandoned it.

The teenager, who gave birth to the baby girl early this
week, was issued a transfer certificate by the management of
the institution yesterday after the issue snowballed into a
controversy.

Chief Educational Officer Balasubramanian said "neither
her parents nor the teachers were aware that the X standard
student was pregnant as she was very fat."

According to a school official, the girl had sought
permission to go to toilet in between the classes, but "after
delivering the baby, she abandoned it there and returned to
the classroom without informing anyone".

When the school authorities heard the baby crying, they
took her to a hospital, where she is stated to be fine,
sources said.

The girl was, however, sent back home after she admitted
she delivered the baby.

Meanwhile, Balasubramanian said it was wrong on part of
the school authorities to give TC to the girl without her
consent. The student would be helped to pursue her education,
he added.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 18:00
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