Parents Cry Foul After Alleged Suicide Of Dalit Girls In Hyd Hostel
Two Dalit girls of Class 10 allegedly died by suicide after being reprimanded by a teacher for misbehaving with junior girls. The incident happened at Telangana government-run hostels for Scheduled Castes in Bhongir.
Two Dalit girls of Class 10 allegedly died by suicide after being reprimanded by a teacher for misbehaving with junior girls. The incident happened on February 3 at Telangana government-run hostels for Scheduled Castes in Bhongir. The parents of the girls, who live in the city, are not ready to believe that it is a suicide and have started protesting on the hostel campus. The police have registered a case of suspicious death and the probe into the case is going on.
As per the reports, the girls studied in class 10 in a government school near the hostel. The school received complaints against them from junior students following which the girls were scolded by their teacher.
The preliminary police investigation revealed the girls were scared and embarrassed after the incident. The police also found a suicide note in which the girls claimed that they were falsely implicated in the altercation. The note also added that the girls’ hostel warden Shailja was the only one who believed in their innocence.
What did the suicide note claim?
Citing the suicide note, a media handle reported, “Nobody believes us. We are being framed for something we did not do. We are unable to cope with it and so we are dying by suicide. Perform our funeral together.” The school had received complaints against the girls from junior students. It immediately informed the hostel warden. “The warden came and counselled them. But it seems the girls were deeply disturbed by the incident,” he added.
Parents of the girls are in disbelief
However, the parents of the deceased girls are not ready to believe that their daughters died by suicide. A police officer involved in the investigation said, “Parents are alleging that these individuals engaged in suspicious activities leading to the girls’ deaths. They also contend that the handwriting on the suicide note doesn’t match either student.”
One of the parents said, “We are not convinced that they wrote such a letter praising just their warden. We can’t understand why their teachers and warden did not call and inform us when there were complaints against them. The police must probe their roles.”
Consequently, protests have erupted in the hostel campus led by the parents and relatives of the girls. They are demanding immediate action against the hostel warden, staff and the auto driver responsible for delivering vegetables and groceries to the hostel.
The police have registered a report under Section 174 of CrPC which provides for the preparation of an inquest report of a death caused by suicide or under suspicious circumstances. The hostel staff and the auto driver have been summoned for interrogation.
Courtesy : She The People
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