Two Gurukul school students of Class VIII attempt suicide by consuming acid over alleged harassment by seniors in Luxettipet, Mancherial, Telangana.
The incident took place on Saturday around 7 am, when a war of words broke between the seniors and the two girls during breakfast, after which the girls took the extreme step in the school laboratory.
After the incident, the girls were immediately rushed to a local government hospital and finally to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad, reported The New Indian Express.
The girls were allegedly harassed by students of class IX and X for over a week. The girls complained about it to parents and the principal, reported Deccan Chronicle. However, before the Principal could take any action, the girls attempted suicide.
Mancherial collector, R V Karnan visited the hospital and took stock of the situation, DC reported
One of the victim hails from Ellaram village and the other from a village in Nirmal District.
TNIE reported that the doctors at the MGM hospital initially told that the condition of the two girls was stable. However, as their condition worsened they were shifted to NIMS. The girls are now kept under observation.
Luxettipet, Sub- Inspector B Sammiah denied reports of ragging by seniors and said that there was no ragging involved in the case.