School Girl committed Suicide after Sexual Abuse


Amarabati: A 14-year-old girl, who had set herself on fire over alleged sexual abuse by her school teacher, has died at a private hospital in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, police said today. The girl, class VIII student at a private school in Banaganapalli mandal, died at the hospital last night, they said.

“The girl set herself ablaze on October 21 and was initially admitted to a government hospital and later to a private hospital. Her father lodged a complaint with police alleging that Abdullah, one of her teachers, sexually abused her, ” Banaganapalli police station Inspector Srinivas told.

Abdullah allegedly sexually abused her in February this year. He was subsequently suspended by the school management, the inspector said. A case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the accused has been detained, he said. Further probe is going on.