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Kerala student succumbs to injuries after jumping from school building; police probing incident

A 15-year-old student, who jumped from the building of her school on Friday, succumbed to her injuries on Monday at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, as per media reports.

Senior inspector Nizamuddin of the Kollam West police station told The Indian Express, "She died at 2:15 am on Monday. The post-mortem of her body is complete. We are awaiting the report. An investigation is on."

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The student had jumped from the primary block of the school building during her lunch break on Friday after she was allegedly reprimanded by her teachers, as per The Indian Express.

Deccan Chronicle reported that "the girl had objected to her younger sibling, studying in the same school, being punished by teachers for talking in the class."

The report further stated that the deceased questioned the punishment when her sister was reportedly made to sit with boys. She got into an argument with the teachers.

When the girl's parents met the school authorities, they threatened to file a complaint against the teachers.

But the teachers assured the parents that this would not happen again, as reported by the Deccan Chronicle.

Thereafter, the deceased visited her sister in class daily. The police, however, say that there are two versions of the incident. The first being, as per CNN-News 18, "the deceased had slapped another eighth standard student and was scolded by a teacher in the staff room."

The other version was that some eighth standard students began making fun of the deceased's sister over being visited by her elder sister. The class 8 students then took the matter up with their teachers, who in turn reprimanded the deceased, according to CNN-News 18.

The report then went on to state that the Kollam Police are probing the incident, and that two teachers are absconding.


Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 16:18 PM

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