In 17-yr-old’s death, a school that turned away

The Aages are low-caste Mahars. Nitin’s parents work as labourers at a stone-crushing unit.

Nitin Aage’s parents at their home in Kharda village. Nitin Aage’s parents at their home in Kharda village.
Written by Chandan Shantaram Haygunde , Sushant Kulkarni | Published on:May 25, 2014 1:12 am

Following his death, the father says, Nitin’s teachers had told him he had not been attending classes regularly. “We do not understand much about studies. If the teachers had told me, I would have ensured he attended all the classes. But now, there is nothing I can do… I lost my son because of poverty and caste.”

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