FIR was filed against a teacher in Kanpur for protesting students’ suicide; 8 children were injured when a balcony collapsed in Kaushambi.
The police department on Tuesday filed an FIR against the female teacher, accusing her of suicide.
On September 8, a case was registered concerning the suicide of a girl teaching at Mary Wanamaker College.
The student’s father, who died by suicide, said in his complaint to the police that his daughter was an 11th-grade student at Mary Wanamaker School.
On September 5, there was a program in the school on Teachers’ Day during which the student’s class teacher and other staff danced. Someone shot a video of the dance, which the female student used as status on her WhatsApp.
On September 8, the teacher called the female student’s mother and complained about her dance video being used as WhatsApp status.
Later, she also spoke to the girl student and rebuked her while issuing threats to teach her a lesson when she comes to school. Scared and humiliated, the female student hung herself in the room the same night.
Police officials said an FIR has been registered on the complaint of the girl’s parents, and investigations were on in the case.
8 kids hurt as balcony collapses
At least eight children were injured when a dilapidated balcony collapsed on them at Parsara village in Bharwari area of Kaushambi district on Tuesday morning.
The injured children were admitted to the district hospital, where doctors referred one of them to SRN Hospital. Late Chetram’s children Aditya, Aryan, Riya, and Sneha and their cousins Kanak, Kashis, and the neighbor’s son, Chandu, and another child were playing in the courtyard of the house.
Suddenly, the balcony of the old house collapsed on them. Locals rushed to the spot and started rescue operations. The children were taken out from under the debris and were taken to hospital.
The doctors referred Aditya to SRN Hospital in Prayagraj. Police also reached the spot on receiving information and questioned the family and locals.