Three teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College will be terminated from their posts over the allegation for ‘prompting’ one of the students to commit suicide.
“The probe committee has found evidence over the allegations that the student in question, Aritree Adhikary, took her own life after being repeatedly humiliated by the said teachers.
The probe committee report instructed the termination of service for the principal (acting) Nazneen Ferdous, the principal of morning shift of the institution’s Bailey Road campus, Zenat Akhter and a teacher, Hasna Henna,” said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid at a media briefing held at the Secretariat on Wednesday (Dec 5).
“Besides, the ministry has ordered for divisional and legal actions to be taken against the three teachers,” he added.
On Monday (Dec 3), the body of Aritree Adhikari was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her room locked from inside.
The family of the 15-year-old girl claimed she committed suicide after the principal insulted her and the parents of because she had cheated in an exam.
The principal, however, refuted the allegation of insulting the parents and said that they were called only to inform about that Aritree was barred from an exam on Sunday after she was found to be cheating by using a mobile phone.
The High Court has ordered the formation of a panel headed by a public servant to probe the incident of Aritree’s suicide.
Two separate probe panel has been formed by the education ministry and Viqarunnisa authorities with a three-day deadline to submit reports.