Two teachers of a government school in Panapakkam in Vellore district were suspended on Saturday in connection with the suicide of four girl students of the school, ZeeNews has reported.
It was gathered that the step was taken after four girl students committed suicide by jumping into a well because their teacher scolded them and wanted them to bring their parents to the school.
The sad incident which happened in the Panapakkam village last Friday left many people in serious shock. All the four students were studying in Class XI and were identified as Deepa, Sankari, Revathi and Manisha.
Following the death of the students, the District Education Officer held an inquiry and suspended the school Principal and the students’ class teacher.
Offering his condolences to the families of the deceased girls, PMK Founder S. Ramadoss said education should be made enjoyable for school students with games and without burden. “Only then suicides by students can be put an end to.”