Teacher ends life over student’s suicide

November 25, 2021:

A Maths teacher committed suicide late last night in Trichy, days after his Class 12 student hanged herself to death alleging sexual assault.

Days after a class 12 student hanged herself to death in Tamil Nadu’s Karur alleging sexual assault, the girl’s Maths teacher committed suicide late last night.

The Maths teacher identified as Saravanan, 42, said in his suicide note that he was embarrassed as people and students teased him over the girl’s death and suspicions were raised against him even though the girl had not named anyone in her note.

The class 12 student, who hung herself to death last week, wrote in her suicide note, “I should be the last girl who dies in Karur district because of sexual harassment. I am scared to say who the cause of this decision of mine is. I wanted to live on this earth for a long time and help others, but now I have to leave this world so soon.”

As part of the investigation, police have already questioned teachers and staff of her school. Saravanan, too, was questioned, but the episode led to a stressful situation and he decided to end his life.

Police officials confirmed that there was no suspicion against the Maths teacher.

Saravanan committed suicide at his father-in-law’s place in Trichy last night.

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