Gorakhpur: A growing problem not only in India but all over the globe is that students are more stressed than ever. In fact, India has one of the highest rate of suicides among people aged between 15 and 29.
Although the reasons are myriad but failure in examination, unemployment, and depression are some the reasons why people put their life at risk. In between that if teachers are not lovable towards the students, what may happen- Go through The Last Letter,
“Papa, Today is my first exam and my class teacher kept me crying till 9.15 am… I was kept standing for three periods. She only listens to her sycophants… I am going to end my life today… Please ask my ma’am not to give such a severe punishment to anyone. Goodbye, mummy, papa & didi.”
These were the last words that 12-year-old Navneet Prakash, a student of Class 5 in Saint Antony’s Convent School, Gorakhpur mentioned in his suicide note.
A bright student, Prakash was upset since he returned home on September 15 after being allegedly harassed and denied attending the exams.
“He quietly went upstairs and after some time, he came down and asked for food. His mother gave him food and after having a bit, he took water in a glass that he brought along with him,” father Ravi Prakash, a Physics teacher in the Bapu Inter College, said.
When he did not come down after some time, we rushed upstairs to find him lying on the bed with foam coming out of his mouth, he added.
Sensing trouble, the family rushed him to a nearby hospital from where he was rushed to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead on Wednesday afternoon.
Irked by the incident, family members and relatives created ruckus in the school.
A heavy force was deployed on the school since Wednesday and the school administration was absconding since Wednesday afternoon.
“My son was a very bright student and he took tuition from the class teacher. He scored very high marks. Bhavna used to mentally harass him to join her tuition classes,” claimed his father.
Later on Thursday afternoon, a postmortem was conducted and the report is awaited. An FIR was also registered at Shahpur police station under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.
“We have arrested the teacher, Bhavna, and the matter is being investigated,” Vinay Kumar Singh, superintendent of police (city) told mediapersons.