In a shocking piece of news, a 16-year-old student in Tamil Nadu has committed suicide by jumping before the train after he was scolded by his teacher. The incident had drawn protests from the villagers who demanded the school management to take action.
According to reports, 16-year-old Rithun was studying Class 11 in a government school in the Namakkal district. A native of Thaneerpandhalpalayam village, his father Palaniswamy is a farmer. On Thursday - March 25, he had committed suicide by jumping before a train on the track near his government school at around 11 am. It has been alleged that he had taken the extreme step of ending his life after he was scolded by his teacher.
It has been reported that he was scolded by his teacher and was asked to stand outside the classroom. A police official said that Rithun felt he was humiliated by his teacher. He then decided to end his life by jumping in front of a running train. He has died on the spot. The local police department has registered a case and launched a probe into his death.
After learning that Rithun has committed suicide, his parents and villagers had stormed into the school and staged a protest. They urged the school to take action against the teacher who scolded Rithun. The protesters didn't allow the police to take the body to conduct an autopsy. A police team led by Namakkal SP Sai Saran Tejaswi has rushed to the spot and assured the protesters that the action will be taken. With his assurance, the villagers had withdrawn the protests after five hours.