Bangladeshi student commits suicide after teacher’s rebuke

February 25th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin  


Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A Bangladeshi girl has committed suicide in a hostel in West Bengal after being reprimanded by her teacher for playing volleyball with boys outside the campus, police said. The incident took place at Khatura Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya in Gobardanga, about 40 km from here, in North 24 Parganas district.

The Class 11 student, Moumita Sarkar, hanged herself Sunday after being reprimanded by her teacher, reports said.

Her hostel mates started looking for her when she didn’t turn up for dinner and finally found her body in the reading room.

Police said Moumita’s parents in Bangladesh have been informed. Her body has also been sent for post mortem examination.

Chaitali Chakrabarty, headmistress of Khatura Uchcha Balika Vidyalaya, said a teacher of the school had found Moumita playing volleyball with some local youths in a field outside the hostel premises.

“Later, I called her and warned not to mix with local youths,” she said.

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