A Class 12 boy died allegedly by suicide immediately in Tamil Nadu, including to the rash of schoolchildren deaths that has triggered alarm and protests within the state.
That is the fifth case in two weeks and the second in simply 24 hours.
The boy was discovered lifeless at his dwelling in Sivaganga district. The police stated he left a suicide observe wherein he stated he could not deal with math and biology.
4 schoolgirls have died by suicide earlier than this; three of them studied in Class 12.
This morning, a Class 11 woman was discovered lifeless in Sivakasi. No suicide observe was discovered. The woman suffered from continual, extreme abdomen aches, investigators stated.
Simply hours earlier than the woman’s loss of life, one other Class 12 scholar was discovered lifeless in Cuddalore district.
In a four-page suicide observe, the scholar had written about her “incapability to fulfil IAS aspirations positioned on her by her dad and mom”, in response to police officer Karthik.
On Monday, a Class 12 scholar of the Sacred Coronary heart Women Increased Secondary College in Tiruvallur district was discovered lifeless at her hostel. No suicide observe was discovered.
The primary of those deaths, reported on July 13 in Kallakurichi district, sparked large protests and arson that left a number of injured. The scholar was discovered lifeless at a non-public residential faculty.
5 individuals, together with the varsity’s principal and two academics, have been arrested after the police discovered a observe that accused two academics for “humiliating her for her tutorial efficiency”.
The woman’s dad and mom alleged that the spot the place she was discovered had indicators of bodily battle and approached the courtroom. The Madras Excessive Court docket then ordered a repeat post-mortem.
Yesterday, Chief Minister MK Stalin had stated the experiences of scholar suicides have been “painful”.
“By no means should college students have suicidal ideas. Flip trials into achievements,” Mr Stalin stated, urging academics to infuse psychological energy in youngsters.
He added that robust motion could be taken in opposition to these concerned in sexual, psychological and bodily harassment of scholars.
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