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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Girl’s death: Villagers lock up govt school

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, March 29, 2013
First Published: 01:21 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:23 IST(29/3/2013)

A group of people, including the family of the girl who had committed suicide last week after she failed in examination, staged a protest outside the government school at Dhankot on Thursday. Holding the school teachers responsible for the suicide, the villagers locked up the main gate of the school and held the teachers hostage for hours.

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The protesters left the place only after the authorities agreed to conduct an inquiry against school teacher Sunil Yadav.

The girl, a Class 11 student of Government Higher Secondary School in Dhankot, had committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house.
The victim’s father Mukesh Kumar alleged that Sunil Yadav had intentionally failed his daughter in the examination. She had passed her Class 10 examinations with flying colours, Kumar said.

During the protest, the villagers also accused Yadav of misbehaving with the students and demanded his immediate removal from the school. “After declaring the results, Yadav instigated her to commit suicide,” said Kumar. However, the school authorities have denied the allegations, saying that they never received any such complaint.

“Yadav has been transferred. We are conducting an investigation in the matter. Besides, all papers of Class 11 students, who have failed, will be rechecked,” said Manoj Kaushik, district education officer.       

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