Two teachers of the government school in Panapakkam in Vellore district were suspended on Saturday in connection with the suicide of four girl students of the school.
Tragedy struck the Panapakkam village on Friday when four girl students committed suicide by jumping into a well as their teacher scolded them and wanted them to bring their parents to the school.
All the four students were studying in Class XI and were identified as Deepa, Sankari, Revathi and Manisha.
Following the death of students, the District Education Officer held an inquiry and suspended the school Principal and the students' class teacher.
Speaking to media, Chief Education Officer Marx said that the school headmaster Ramamani and class teacher Meenakshi have been temporarily suspended.
However, they are yet to find the motive behind the suicide. He added that they would be conducting inquiry with the students on Monday to understand what really happened, reported The New Indian Express.
District Collector S A Raman said that they would be initiating a request to provide financial assistance to the families from the chief ministerâ€™s fund.
Offering his condolences to the families of the deceased girls, PMK Founder S. Ramadoss said education should be made enjoyable for school students with games and without burden. "Only then suicides by students can be put an end to."
According to preliminary investigations, the four students were scolded by their teacher along with 11 other students. They were told to bring their parents to school on Friday to discuss their conduct.
The Vellore Superintendent of Police, Pagalavan had told TNM, "We spoke to school teachers and they told us that they just gave the students advice because they were undisciplined. It had nothing to do with their academic performance. They were apparently disturbing classes, not being attentive and teasing teachers. This was the problem.â€ť
(With IANS inputs)