A schoolboy from Coimbatore committed suicide on Monday night by consuming a poisonous cow dung powder, allegedly after being harassed by three English teachers in his school.
Babu, the deceased boy, was studying in Class 9 at the Kamalnathan higher secondary school. He also wrote a suicide letter blaming his three teachers for his suicide.
“My brother committed suicide because he was being harassed by these three teachers for the last one-and-a-half months. He used to speak in English and other students in his class did not like it. So they used to make false complaints to the teacher, and he used to be beaten up,” alleged Manikandan, Babu’s elder brother.
According to Manikandan, Babu’s mother had also complained to the head master of the school about a month ago. However, Manikandan claims that the school did not take any action against those teachers, which led Babu to commit suicide. “After my mother complained to the school, he used to be beaten up more in the class”, alleged Manikandan.
An FIR was registered against the teachers and the school at the Vadavalli police station on Monday. The family wants strict action to be taken against the three teachers, the school and the head master.