NEW DELHI: The family of 15-year-old student who committed suicide, allegedly due to sexual harassment by school teachers, on Thursday blocked the Delhi-Noida road for hours. The family is demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into their daughter's death.
"No arrests have been made yet. Do they think my daughter lied about harassment by teachers? Is the Police under pressure or did they take bribes? I want justice and a CBI probe," said father of the deceased.
The teenage girl, who reportedly failed in her Class 9 examinations, committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Noida on Tuesday. The deceased's father alleged that the girl had earlier accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.
The principal of the Delhi school however defended the teachers saying: "One of the teachers against whom allegations are being made is a woman. How can she sexually harass someone? The other teacher has been here for 25 years and we never got any such complaint."
The principal also claimed that her guardians did not attend her parent-teacher meetings. "If I see her record she was an average student, not very good at studies but a great dancer. Students' marks are given at PTMs but her parents didn't attend any. She didn't fail, had to give re-test," he said adding that the school mourns her death.
Noida Police has filed an FIR against two teachers and principal for allegedly abetting suicide. It has been alleged in the FIR that the girl was disturbed because of alleged sexual advances by one of the teachers.
The 15-year-old student, who committed suicide on Tuesday, was a resident of Sector 52 in Noida. Her family has alleged that one of the teachers of the school had tried to abuse her sexually and had even threatened to fail her in the examination.
"She told me her SST teachers touch 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 she is scared of them, no matter how well she writes they'll fail her. Ultimately they failed her in SST. The school killed her," said her father.
While the family members of the girl along with some people staged a protest outside the school and blocked NH-24, several people took to Twitter to share pictures of the traffic condition.
Parents of the 9th class student who committed suicide protesting on noida-Delhi Link Road amidst massive traffic. This is what people have to do for justice in this country? #noidastudentsuicide pic.twitter.com/mcmjGIOeDJ
— Milan Sharma (@pretasorter) March 22, 2018
— Krittika Sharma (@Krittika_TOI) March 22, 2018
Thanks, traffic is heavy due to demonstration. traffic staff is present and regulating the traffic.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) March 22, 2018
Examination results of the school were declared on March 16 where she reportedly failed to pass two of the subjects. She was found hanging from a railing, following which she was rushed to Kailash hospital in Noida. A doctor, who attended to her, said that her pulse and blood pressure were unrecordable when she was brought to the hospital. "We tried to revive her but could not. The cause of the death can be known after post-mortem," she said.