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Child rights panel orders probe after Mayo College student ‘attempts suicide’

The Class IX student’s mother complained to the SCPCR about the issue, following which the commission ordered a probe.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published: February 17, 2016 12:06 am

The Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ordered a probe into the alleged harassment of a student who was pushed to attempting suicide at Ajmer’s Mayo College.

The Class IX student’s mother complained to the SCPCR about the issue, following which the commission ordered a probe.

According to the complaint, the school management had been allegedly harassing the child since November last year for purported mischievious behaviour, including tampering with the school’s CCTV cameras and drawing a cartoon of the wife of the residential school’s housemaster.

The boy was allegedly detained at the school during the winter break, and later even hospitalised, without his parents being informed.
Later, after reportedly suffering a nervous breakdown allegedly owing to repeated harassment from the school administration, the boy tried to kill himself, his mother has alleged in the complaint.

The Child Welfare Committee in Ajmer is probing the matter and will soon submit a record. The CWC has already recorded the statements of school officials named in the complaint.

“We are investigating the complaint but cannot disclose any details at the moment. We will soon be submitting a report,” CWC member Nusrat Naqvi told The Indian Express.

When contacted, Naveen Dixit, the school’s director (academics), declined comment.

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  1. K
    Jun 8, 2016 at 10:10 am
    I'm horrified to see the weakness of Truth in front of corrupted media. Once again injustice has made Truth and honesty kneel down. This disappoints me to see the way this senior of mine has accused my teacher. Honesty this teacher has brought a lot of good in me not just academically but he has helped me to become a better person. He always help me to speak the truth and he made me a truthful person. Who would know an incidence more than a person who has actually witnessed it. This student who was a senior of mine doesn't deserve all these sympathies because I am very well aware of what all he did when he was at School . and this teacher whom you all are cursing is really a nice person. I won't say that I believe that he has not done anything wrong but I know that he has surely not done anything wrong. Rest is up to God. I know that the world would never do justice to good people. But Wait for it. In deed God Will give what they deserve.