Class 5 student commits suicide, asks 'teacher to not punish severely' in last wish

Upset over punishment given by teacher, a class 5 student allegedly committed suicide in Gorkhapur after consuming poison. Eleven-year-old Navneet Prakash, student of St Anthony's Convent School died in a hospital on Wednesday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 14:00 PM IST
Class 5 student commits suicide, asks 'teacher to not punish severely' in last wish

Gorakhpur: Upset over punishment given by teacher, a class 5 student allegedly committed suicide in Gorkhapur after consuming poison. Eleven-year-old Navneet Prakash, student of St Anthony's Convent School died in a hospital on Wednesday.

Navneet's last wish, as mentioned in the suicide note, says, “Please ask my teacher to not punish anyone so severely.”

On September 15, the child had gone to school for an exam. He was visibly upset after coming back from school, report his parents. Later that day, he consumed poison.

In his suicide note, the child says that the teacher made the him stand on chair for three periods and misbehaved with him.

The family claims Navneet was mentally harassed by the teacher often. They had also complained about the teacher to school management. 

The family has filed a case against the accused teacher and the school.

The school authorities are yet to make any statement on the issue.