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Kerala: Scolded by teachers, Class 10 student jumps off school building, dies

24 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Kerala: Scolded by teachers, Class 10 student jumps off school building, dies

A 15-yr-old class 10 student succumbed to her injuries who jumped off from the 3rd floor of her school building in Kollam.

The tenth standard student had allegedly been censured by two teachers for picking a fight with another student of her younger sister's class. The girl has been identified as Gauri Neha of Ramankulangara in Kollam.

She was rushed to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, where she was admitted with critical injuries for the last three days. Soon after, she jumped from the third floor of the school building.

She had reportedly objected to a punishment given to her sister, who studies in class 8 in same school, for talking in classroom.




According to The News Minute, the 15-year-old girl's uncle had alleged that the teachers did not even allow her to have lunch.

The victim was undergoing treatment at a specialty hospital in Thiruvananthapuram after jumping from the building. The cadres of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) and Students Federation of India (SFI) staged protests in front of the school. Different students' bodies protested against the school management over the girl's death.The police have filed a case against two teachers for abetment to suicide.

The family of the student has alleged harassment by the school teachers for the incident.

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