Mentally tortured by teacher, teen posts 'Good Bye', ends life

Mentally tortured by teacher, teen posts Good Bye, ends life
A Class XII student committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a room in his house at Paschim Putiari after failing to tolerate "mental torture" allegedly by one his school's teacher as he had not taken private tuition from him.

The victim Samprit Banerjee had posted a status on his Facebook account, reading "Good Bye…", before he killed himself.

A senior police officer investigating the case said that police are looking into the allegation brought against the teacher by the victim's family members and friends.

At the same time, police have also received information that the victim had also been scolded by his parents for failing to perform well in the final examination of Class XI.

Police said Samprit was a Commerce student of Pranabananda Vidyapeeth.

On Thursday morning, his family members found his body hanging from the ceiling and broke down into tears.

Some local people reached the victim's house hearing their screams and informed the police.

The police went to the spot and brought down the body. It was sent for an autopsy.

Police came to know from the victim's family members and friends that he was an introvert and never used to reveal his problems to anyone.

His family members alleged that he was under "mental torture" for the past few months. They claimed that one Pranab Dutta, a teacher of his school, used to "harass him unnecessarily" as he had not taken tuition from him.

Police said that one of his friends informed them that the teacher had once told the victim that he would like to see how he can manage to pass the final examination. He had even thrown him out of the class and slapped him as well.

His family members alleged that such a situation had led to his poor performance in the last examinations.

Samprit, who used to play guitar every night, was found sitting silently in his room on Wednesday night. His mother had asked him the reason behind sitting silently.

She had also asked why he was not playing the guitar. In reply he told his mother that he was not feeling well.

A police officer said that they will be going through his diaries, exercise books and Facebook posts.

According to a psychologist, in such a situation, parents need to behave politely with their children instead of being harsh to them.

Moreover, parents must spend time and speak to their children to know whether they are passing through any problem.


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