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Schoolgirl commits suicide after scolding from headmistress

A 14-year-old schoolgirl set herself ablaze after allegedly being scolded and accused of theft by her headmistress at Melathukurichi area near here.



Kumbakonam: A 14-year-old schoolgirl set
herself ablaze after allegedly being scolded and accused of
theft by her headmistress at Melathukurichi area near here,
police said on Sunday.

Surya, an eighth standard student at Union Middle School,
Neelathanallur, was asked yesterday by Vijayalakshmi, the
headmistress, to keep her handbag in her two-wheeler, police
said.
When Surya attempted to hang the bag on the vehicle, Rs
500 fell out from it and she put it back in, police said.
Suspecting Surya of trying to steal money, Vijayalakshmi
scolded her, they added.

Following the incident, Surya attempted to commit suicide
by setting herself ablaze with kerosene. She died today.

The 14-year-old stated in her dying declaration that the
reason behind her suicide attempt was the scolding given by
her headmistress, police said, adding Vijayalakshmi is being
questioned over the incident.
A case has been booked against her under sections
506[1] (criminal intimidation), which was altered to 306 IPC
(abetment to suicide) after Surya`s death, police said.

PTI

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