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12-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Teacher Scolds Her Over Period-Stained Uniform

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| August 30 , 2017 , 09:41 IST

Proving why an alarming number of girl students in rural areas simply stop attending school once they begin menstruation, a 12-year-old Class 7 student in Tamil Nadu's Palayamkottai committed suicide after her teacher allegedly reprimanded her when the girl's menstrual blood accidentally stained her uniform and bench.

The girl, a student in a Senthil Nagar school, jumped off of the terrace of her neighbour's house around 3 AM on Wednesday, leaving behind shocked and confused parents who had no idea why the young girl took her own life until they found her suicide note.  

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In the letter, the girl revealed that when her friends had pointed out that her bench and uniform had period blood on them, embarrassed, she had asked her teacher for permission to go to the restroom. In response, the teacher yelled at her in front of her classmates, telling her to leave the room and scolding her asking if she couldn't even 'place her pad properly'.

The matter did not end there.

The teacher then took the 12-year-old to the principal who also chided the student.

"I don't know what to say. Until now you didn't hear any complaint about me but why did the teacher complain about me like this?", the girl asked in her suicide note.

Following the incident, enraged parents and other members of the public protested in front of the school. The police intervened, dispersing the crowd and promising appropriate action into the matter.