Chh'garh student commits suicide after allegedly being strip searched
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh): A class 10 girl reportedly committed suicide on Monday after allegedly being strip searched during her board exam by the inspecting officials in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur.
The 16-year-old girl was allegedly frisked on suspicion of carrying written chits
The 16-year-old girl was allegedly frisked on suspicion of carrying written chits to the examination hall.
According to an eye witness, the exam conducting board's flying search squad reached the school on March 1 to check whether the students were involved in cheating.
The students were then allegedly taken to separate rooms and asked to take their clothes off. Subsequently, a student was rusticated for carrying chits to the examination hall.
The victim's brither claimed, "When I asked how her exam went, she said that she could not attempt the paper properly due to a search operation that took place in the school."
"The officials, who came to check, took students to separate rooms and asked to take their clothes off to check whether we were carrying chits. With a smile, she said that she will die, and I did not take her seriously," he added.
According to the student who was rusticated, three to four girls and boys were taken to separate rooms. "Post search, they sent me back to class and later I was rusticated," he said.
The incident came to light when the girl allegedly committed suicide on March 4, three days after the frisking.
As the incident sparked panic among other student, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the district, Ravi Mittal, while condemning the incident, said, "An investigation will be carried out in the matter. The students need not worry."
The school authorities claimed that the frisking by the inspection squad was objected by the school's teachers as they found it a waste of time.