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 12:06:44 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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