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    Published On : Tue, Aug 21st, 2018

    Cops fail to file plaint in St John School boy’s suicide attempt case

    Nagpur: Jaripatka police has been reportedly dilly-dallying on filing the complaint against St John High School authorities in the case of suicide attempt of class X boy after being regularly punished and humiliated in the school.

    The boy reportedly tried to commit suicide by consuming a bottle of phenyl at his residence when he was alone at his home on August 17.

    He was soon rushed to Janta Hospital after his family members were alerted. The boy was reportedly anguished over the punishments and humiliation he was facing at school at the hands of teacher.

    The case was supposed to be registered under Jaripatka police station on the day of incident but they kept avoiding their duties and failed register a complaint of the survivor.

    RTE Action committee chairman Mohammad Shahid Sharif informed that Jaripatka police are still refusing to register a complaint even after four days and have failed to give proper answer of the refusal. “We have written a letter to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and Child Welfare committee and have informed about the incident and are waiting for the replies”, he added.

    When Nagpur Today spoke to the teacher Parag Tarone who has been charged by the family for mentally and physically torturing the boy, he informed that all the allegations against him were false. No such false methods of punishing any students is practised in the school, he said.

    While the survivors family has been reeling under fear after the incident, it was learnt that since last one year the survivor used to face punishment and humiliation by the class teachers over petty issues after which he took a major step of ending his life.

    Education officer SN Patwe informed that we had already given a letter to the school authorities to immediately suspend the people involved in this but we have not got a reply from the school authorities.

    School Principal Father Patras informed that as the probe is underway and we have got a 15 days notice period, the teachers are yet to be suspended.

    Jaripatka police station PI Parag Potey said that as no family member came to register a complaint he could not register a complaint although they were conducting an inquiry on this issue.

    Police sources said that as per the statement of the survivor and family, the teacher used to only threaten to give TC to the survivor but they did not inform that the survivor went through any physical torture. Under such a situation, the police could not decide upon the offence for which the complaint can be registered.

    -Abhishek Tiwari

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