Supposedly beaten, humiliated and harassed by his teacher, principal and latter’s husband for dressing “tight trousers”, a Class 11 student died by hanging himself from a fan at his house in Ludhiana’s Gurmail Nagar, police told Saturday.
Police Saturday filed an FIR against the teacher, principal and the director of SGD Grammar Senior Secondary School on the complaint of father of Dhananjay Tiwari (18). The father told that his son was mentally disordered, did not consume anything for 2 days and exercised the extreme step in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Saturday ordered Ludhiana deputy commissioner to investigate the incident.
Earlier, Dhananjay’s father, Brij Raj Tiwari, a factory worker, in his statement to police, told that on November 27, his son had gone to school where his teacher Poonam supposedly slapped her many times in front of the class for wearing “narrow and tight trousers”, which according to her “weren’t according to the appointed uniform pattern”.
He further told that his son was then brought to school principal Saroj Sharma’s room where she also called her husband Prabhu Dutt, who is also the school director. “Dutt tied the hands of my son with the tie he was wearing and then beat him with a stick. Dhananjay requested for pardon but to no avail. When he came back home, his face and hands were red.” said Tiwari.
He further said to police that when his wife said to Dhananjay that she will accompany him to school the next day (November 29) and speak to his teachers, he declined and telling “do not arrive at my school because then the principal and her husband will humiliate you also”.
“In the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, about 4 am, he went to the room on the terrace and hanged himself with the hook of the ceiling fan,” told his father.
Inspector Pavittar Singh, SHO Daba police station, told that Dhananjay was a brilliant student and had scored 93 percent marks in Class 10.
He added that an FIR against Poonam, Sharma, and Dutt was filed under the Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (the act was done by some persons with common intention) of IPC at Daba police station.