Probe ordered into suicide bid
A day after a student tried to commit suicide by jumping off his school building, the Delhi Government has ordered a probe into the incident.delhi Updated: Oct 28, 2010 00:58 IST
A day after a student tried to commit suicide by jumping off his school building, the Delhi Government has ordered a probe into the incident.
According to police, 17-year-old Class XI student jumped off the third-floor balcony of Somerville School in east Delhi’s Vasundhara Enclave after his principal scolded him for bringing alcohol to class and informed his parents about the same on Tuesday afternoon.
Even as the boy — who was admitted to the Dharamshila Hospital with a severe head-injury, struggles for his life on a ventilator — the Delhi Police is hoping that he survives.
“We are still investigating the matter. Everyone, from his classmates to his family members, has been questioned about the incident. But the only one who knows the exact sequence of events and what actually transpired is the victim himself. We hope that he recovers soon,” said KC Dwivedi, ACP (east).
On Wednesday afternoon, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely appointed a single-member panel headed by Usha Kumari, east Delhi deputy director of education, asking her to submit a report about the incident within three days.
“There is a lot of speculation about whether the boy jumped on his own or whether he was provoked by someone who witnessed his ordeal in the principal’s room. Maybe he was pushed. The only one who knows the answers to all these questions is the victim,” the officer added.
A day after the incident, authorities at the Somerville School refused to answer the media’s queries.