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Teacher's suicide case: Family demands justice

Protest following suicide of a teacher, Kamlesh Dutt Sharma, of elementary education department has been intensifying. On Friday, a deputation of villagers and relatives of the victim met superintendent of police and additional deputy commissioner for a strict action against employees of deputy director (elementary education) office, who allegedly tortured the teacher for issuing his transfer orders.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 12, 2014 20:22 IST
HT Correspondent

Protest following suicide of a teacher, Kamlesh Dutt Sharma, of elementary education department has been intensifying. On Friday, a deputation of villagers and relatives of the victim met superintendent of police and additional deputy commissioner for a strict action against employees of deputy director (elementary education) office, who allegedly tortured the teacher for issuing his transfer orders.


Notably, the police had lodged a case of abetment to suicide against the deputy director (elementary education) under section 306 and 506 of IPC on Tuesday evening.

On Sunday, Renuka police found body of the teacher from Renuka Lake and later lodged a case on the basis of the suicide note.

On the other, Pandit Som Dutt Sharma, who led the deputation, alleged that the case was being taken lightly probably due to political influence of the employees of the deputy director office.

“The suicide note clearly indicates that the teacher was being harassed by the employees. Former minister Shayma Sharma also demanded an immediate action into the case,” he added.

DSP (headquarter) Manmohan Singh said the case was being investigated properly and the handwriting samples of the victim were sent to forensic laboratory.

Meanwhile, the deputy director of elementary education had also ordered an interim enquiry into the matter. Poonam, sister of the victim, said if police fails to arrest the guilty, then they would hold a protest rally at Dhirath village, the paternal village of the victim.