The Hush Post| 2:58 pm|one-minute-read|
A class XI student of a Ludhiana school has committed suicide following harassment over wearing short trousers.
17-year-old Dhananjay Tiwari was repeatedly beaten with belts and stripped of trousers by the teacher and principal. In the early hours of Friday, he hung himself to death. Before the death, Dhananjay also produced a video, in which he blamed the principal and the teacher.
Dhananjay’s mother Mithilesh Rani, who lives in Gurmel Nagar, went to the terrace at 3 am on Friday. She found Dhananjay hanging from a noose. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way.
Now the police have lodged a case against principal Saroj Sharma, director Prabhudatta and teacher Poonam. All accused are at large.
In the video in Dhananjay said in the video: “Love you, mummy… I was mentally and physically tortured by the teacher, principal and director … so I’m going, goodbye. … ‘
Principal-director took off his trousers and beat him: Dhananjay’s family is from Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. Father Brijram Tiwari said that Dhananjay used to study in a private school earlier and scored 93% marks in 10th standard. He then enrolled in SGD Senior Secondary School at Dhandari in the 11th standard.
The teacher Poonam used to allegedly beat him with a belt over his hairstyle and short trousers. Poonam called Dhananjay’s mother to school and beat him up in front of her. When the mother protested, she was pushed and thrown out.
Brijram further said that after this we took new pants from the school itself, but that too turned out to be small. On Wednesday, the same teacher again tied his hands and beat him up and took him to principal Saroj Sharma and director Prabhudutt. The principal and director stripped him of his trousers and beat him again. Dhananjay could not tolerate this. On Thursday, he did not go to school and sat without eating and drinking. Late at night, he told his mother that he would go upstairs to study and come down after studying. A couple of hours later the mother found him hanging.