Hyderabad teen shamed for not paying school fee, commits suicide

Hyderabad teen commits suicide after being shamed for not paying school fee

Reportedly, the 14-year-old, class IX student at Jyothi High School, was not allowed to sit for her examination

In a shocking incident, a Hyderabad teen allegedly hung herself at her Malkajgiri residence on Tuesday evening.

Reportedly, the 14-year-old, a class IX student at Jyothi High School, was not allowed to sit for her examination as she had been unable to pay her school fee. A note was recovered by the police from near the body which read, “They didn’t allow me to write the exam. Sorry, Mom.”

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While speaking to ANI, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Malkajgiri, Uma Maheshwar said, “The 14-year-old student of Jyothi High School committed suicide by hanging herself in her residence.”

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“After returning from school, the girl complained that her class teacher did not allow her to give exam and insulted her for not paying fees,” he added.

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Following the incident, Hyderabad’s Medchal-Malkajgiri District Education Officer (DEO) decided on submitting a report to the School Education Department Commissioner on Friday. The DEO’s decision was followed by a preliminary investigation and is expected to submit the report, seeking a cancellation of recognition of the Jyothi High School, on Friday evening.

A case has also been registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 306 (Abetment of suicide).

(With ANI Inputs)

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