Feeling ‘humiliated’ after being slapped by her teacher, a class 10 student hanged herself in Tetulmari, Dhanbad.
She left a suicide note, which is being probed by the police.
The student, Usha Kumari, studied in the local St. Xavier's School and was the daughter of late Vijay Bauri of Hanumangarhi, Tetulmari.
There was no one in the house when she hanged herself. Her mother Vandana Devi had gone to the neighbourhood while the siblings were also not at home. On returning home, they found Usha hanging from the fan with a dupatta in her school dress. After getting the information, the police reached the spot, but by then she had died.
The student has written in the suicide note “Today, a teacher slapped me in front of the children and asked me to leave the school. I am not able to tolerate this insult and that is why I am committing suicide.” She has named the teacher as Sindhu Madam.
However, the teacher, Sindhu Jha, said “According to the rules of school discipline, it is forbidden to come with make-up. Usha was reprimanded because of her makeup.”
School Principal RK Singh said that we did not know that she would take such a drastic step over a minor incident related to discipline.