New Delhi, Mar 22: How can a female teacher sexually harass a class IX girl, the principal of Ahlcon Public School (Mayur Vihar-Phase 1) said on Thursday over harassment allegations by the parents of the 15-year old girl who committed suicide on Tuesday evening (March 20) allegedly due to ‘extreme pressure’ and ‘harassment’ by teachers. “One of the teachers against whom allegations are being made is a woman. How can she sexually harass someone? The other teacher has been here for 25 years & we never got any such complaint,” he asserted.Also Read - International Flights: Air India Announces Flights to Maldives, Malaysia From India From THIS Date | Full Schedule, Ticket Prices
He added, “The school mourns her death & we are with the family. If I see her record she was an average student, not very good at studies but a great dancer. Students’ marks are given at PTMs but her parents didn’t attend any. She didn’t fail,had to give re-test.” Also Read - Delhi Records Highest Rainfall For July Since 2003 And Second-Highest Ever: IMD
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Meanwhile, the parents of the girl, along with friends and relatives, are protesting outside the school. The parents of the deceased have demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. The victim’s father said that if his daughter didn’t get justice, he would commit suicide.
Superintendent of Police, Noida, said the case was being investigated. “Many students failed in Maths, Science & Social science, so we can’t say if she was failed deliberately or her answers were not worth passing marks. A committee of experts will investigate it. Further probe is underway,” he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the principal rejected the harassment allegation against the school teachers. “Such a thing never happened,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. “It’s an unfortunate incident. The school has been following promotion policies of CBSE. Let me make it clear that she had not failed, a re-test was scheduled. We will cooperate with probe agencies,” he had said earlier in the day.
The police on Wednesday morning registered an FIR under sections 306 & 506 IPC & POCSO Act in the case.