Students alleged that Raj Kumar, a Dalit, ended his life after the police and school authorities thrashed him while questioning him in connection with the disappearance of a student on Monday.
Students held a demonstration inside the campus, damaged furniture and demanded suspension of the accused persons. However, the police and school administration pacified the agitated students.
In the evening, on the basis of a complaint from Ashish Yadav, a student, the police lodged an FIR against principal RP Sharma, teacher Beena and Station Officer of Rijaur police station Subodh Kumar on the charges of causing hurt, insult, abetment of suicide, and SC/ST Atrocities Act.
Additional Superintendent of Police RM Bhardwaj said they found a note fixed on the door of the hostel warden which, according to students, was Raj’s suicide note.
The note, purportedly written by Raj, said that the principal, a teacher and the station officer of Raijaur police station had thrashed and abused him after Shivam, a class XII student, went missing on Monday morning.
The police questioned students and, later in the evening, found Shivam at the house of a friend’s relative.
Mostly presser of getting good % makes the student such drastic action. Mostly students to be used for study from morning 5.30 AM to Night 11 PM. Such strict schedule most students get unable to fit them and they strongly feel it as a jail so they try to get rid from this. Since Navodaya is bound to give high result with least human resources. There is no warden as such post only teacher make as warden without reducing his work load. Name safety and security and good result studding early morning to late night, that is main reason behind such problems.
Sad that a child had to undergo this inhuman treatment. The perpetrators, including the policeman must be marked for the harshest punishment and made to pay a significant compensation to the family, though money will never make a difference.