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Irani to speak to parents of school girl who committed suicide

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has taken note of the letter written by parents of a 17-year-old, who allegedly committed suicide last month after being upbraided by her school teachers, and will be speaking to them on the matter shortly.



Kolkata/New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has taken note of the letter written by parents of a 17-year-old, who allegedly committed suicide last month after being upbraided by her school teachers, and will be speaking to them on the matter shortly.

"The minister will be speaking to the parents shortly," Ministry officials said.

The Ministry has received the letter and has apprised the Minister, they said.

Accusing three teachers of Salt Lake's Kendriya Vidyalaya II for abetting the suicide by his daughter Kamalika, Kishalay Das said the letter was sent to the minister on January 27.

"We want nothing but justice and punishment for the teachers who have pushed my daughter to take this drastic step," Das said.

Kamalika, who was a standard XII student, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of their seven-storey apartment at Salt Lake area on January 20.

The teenager, her father claimed, had returned home depressed after she was rebuked by teachers for failing to complete a Hindi assignment on January 19.

The next day her mother was insulted by the teachers when she visited the school, which, he said, had a negative impact on her mind.

Kamalika was also threatened with rustication, the father further alleged.

Several students of the school staged protest demonstrations outside the school premises as well as on the social networking sites after the incident.  

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