"Today was my first exam at school. But my class teacher made me cry till 9:15 am and made me stand because she believes what students close to her say. I have come to a resolution today that I will end my life. It is my last wish that you (parents) do not let ma'am give such severe punishment to any other child."
Coming from an 11-year old, this letter holds a lot of meaning in today's time when atrocities on school children by teacher is on the rise. The victim, Navneet Prakash, was a brilliant student but his only mistake was he did not take tuitions from his class teacher- Bhavna. A student of St Anthony's convent school, he was also barred from sitting for his
According to a report by Storypick, the boy was visibly disturbed when he returned home from school. He quietly went upstairs and came down a few hours later to ask for food, but ate very little. After that he drank water from the glass he had brought downstairs. When there was no movement upstairs, the parents went to check on the child only to fins him lying on the bed and foam coming out of his mouth.
The child was rushed to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The family and relatives of the boy were outraged by the incident and they created a ruckus outside the school. They also filed an FIR against the school manager and the Principal in Shahpur police station under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC.
The class teacher Bhavna has been arrested. Further investigations are also being conducted.
Navneet's father, Ravi Prakash, a Physics teacher in the Bapu Inter College, said in a shocked said, "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."
The mother Sunita Devi said, "We are Dalits and my son was very brilliant. He dreamt of becoming the chief minister and his role model was chief minister Yogi Adityanath. He also used to visit the Gorakhnath Dham regularly with us and wanted to become the CM."
Yogi was present in Gorakhpur on Thursday to offer prayers on the first day of Navratra to establish the kalash and would be leaving for Varanasi where PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend a programme. After Navneet's death, the parent searched his bag and found the suicide noteThey found a glass wrapped in polythene and a foul smell was coming out from it.