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Suspended for befriending boy, Bangalore girl kills herself: Here's why schools shouldn't moral police

Jan 22, 2015    

On 18 January,following an argument with her mother, 15-year-old Monali Mahala rushed to the master bedroom of her upscale, tenth-floor Bangalore apartment. She then locked it from inside and leaped out of the window. Before Monali turns into a forgotten statistic in India's suicide data - presently showing a spike- here's a one line reconstruction of the events that allegedly led to her death.Monali's principal suspended her from school for a day and called her mother to complain about her friendship with a boy from her school, a resident of the same building as hers.After the initial wave of...

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