9-year-old jumps from 5-storey building in Kolkata, critical

Police said locals found Vansh Gupta, a student of St Dominic Savio School, lying in a pool of blood outside his house in Golabari

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 17, 2017 5:22 am
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Allegedly scolded by a teacher, a nine-year-old boy reportedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from the roof of a five-storeyed residential building in Howrah on Friday. Police said locals found Vansh Gupta, a student of St Dominic Savio School, lying in a pool of blood outside his house in Golabari. He was taken to CMRI Hospital and is stated to be in a serious condition.

“Apparently, the boy had a fight with a classmate… When a teacher asked what had happened, the classmate reportedly blamed him… following this, the teacher scolded the victim. She allegedly slapped him and threatened to punish him severely,” said a local. “He was allegedly not allowed to leave even after school got over at 4.15 pm. When he did return, he went to the roof and jumped,” the local added. Police said the boy’s family has not lodged a complaint. “However, a probe has been initiated and a few teachers have been questioned…,” said a police officer. The school authorities could not be contacted for comments.

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    SN OJHA
    Sep 19, 2017 at 10:25 am
    Students are not what they used to be. Teachers are disconnected from teaching.One man school under fictious trust wants to stuff class rooms beyond The seating capacity .Classes look like rush hour compartment stead of teaching poor tutors have to control unruly mob just like hapless overworked police men.
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    1. ajay sharma
      Sep 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm
      Such school teachers should be expelled with immediate effect and the license should b cancelled. Even the school authorities should be booked and taken to task. He is such a sweet child and I met him. His family is also very simple . I met this family in d hospital as my son is also admitted there. Hope justice is given to the child.
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