15-Year-Old Girl Who Jumped Off School Building Succumbs to Injuries

Pauline Gross
October 24, 2017

Gouri, a Class 10 student, jumped from the building on Friday after two of her teachers allegedly scolded her.

A class X girl who was battling for her life in the hospital after she had jumped off the third floor of her school in Kollam succumbed to injuries here on Monday.

Later, Gauri entered into an altercation with the students who taunted her sister over the incident, which resulted in the teachers getting involved. The other student is said to be the classmate of her younger sister, who studies in the 8th standard in the same school. Police sources said that based on a complaint lodged by the victim's father Prasanna Kumar, a case has been registered against the teachers under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 305 (abetment of suicide of child).

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The report further stated that the deceased questioned the punishment when her sister was reportedly made to sit with boys. The issue is learnt to have been settled after talks between the girl's family and the school management.

She was rushed to a private hospital but couldn't be saved. According to the girl's relatives, the teachers even threatened her of not allowing her to take the board examination. Students affiliated to different political outfits clashed with the police near the school.

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