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Delhi: A 12-Year Old Girl Commits Suicide, Due To Torture By School Teacher

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| December 6 , 2018 , 15:55 IST

A Class 7 student on Thursday committed suicide and hanged herself due to facing humiliation and torture from her science teacher since last few months, police said on Thursday.

It is learnt that The girl was identified as Daisy Rathore, the 12-year-old girl who hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her home on December 01. She wrote the teacher's name on her palms and hands and also the reason for her step in the letter.  

Speaking to IANS Joint Commissioner of Police Madhup Tiwari said, "We are waiting for the autopsy report and recording statements of the victim's friends and classmates. We will take strict action against the culprit."

"On her palms and hands she wrote that she did not want to go to school any more. She apologized to her mother and grandmother and said she was going to meet Lord Krishna," he added.

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Daisy Rathore was a student of Gyan Mandir Public School at Naraina Vihar.

She was last seen alive by her mother Kamal Rathore, who saw her before leaving for the Tis Hazari Court where she is an advocate.

When the mother returned around 4 pm, she discovered her daughter's lifeless body, a police officer said. A suicide note was also recovered.

A resident of Inderpuri, the girl had complained of relentless humiliation at her science teacher`s hands.

Further, Joint Commissioner of Police said, "On Wednesday, the victim's mother visited the Inderpuri police station and told the officers that her daughter had on November 30 gone on a school trip. The next day some students of Class 6 linked the girl with a boy."

"When her teachers came to know about this, they allegedly rebuked her," the officer added.

"My daughter complained that the teacher rebuked her every day. The same teacher rebuked and humiliated her on Friday for 10 minutes in the biology lab. She cried in the school bathroom after the episode," Kamal Rathore added.

"She had been insisting that I change her school but I did not know the extent of the crisis. I had not realised that she would commit suicide," she said.

The girl's father passed away some eight years ago and she was being brought up by her mother.

"I was planning to take her out on her birthday on December 20. But she has left us. I should have changed her school," rued Kamal Rathore, whose husband passed away some eight years ago.

Apparently, the tormented student had told some of her friends that she would commit suicide and would not meet them again.

The school management has set up an internal committee to probe the incident and will submit its report to the Delhi Police.

According to media reports, the Gyan Mandir Public School said, "We are fully cooperating with the investigation authority. As of now we are not at liberty to disclose any details which may jeopardize the police probe. We stand in solidarity with her family in this difficult time."