Maths teacher ends life in Class-12 girl student suicide case

In a sudden twist in the suicide of Class 12 girl alleging sexual harassment, a 42-year-old maleteacher of the same school committed suicide by hanging athis father-in-law’s house in neighbouring Tiruchirapallidistrict late last night. Police said here today that the deceased was identified as Saravanan. He was working as a Mathematics teacher in the private schoolin Karur.

He availed one hour permission from the school authoritiesyesterday afternoon and left. But, he did not return to theschool thereafter.Even as his family members were searching for him, his mobilephone was switched off. Later, the teacher was found hanging in his father-in-law’shouse at Senkattupatti village near Thuraiyur in Tiruchirapallidistrict late last night.

Police visited the spot and removed the body to the governmenthospital for post mortem. A handwritten suicide note was found in the diary of Saravanan,in which he stated that some students were mistaking him forthe suicide of the girl student and was ashamed of himself infront of students. Claiming that he has nothing to do with the suicide of the girl,the teacher said he is ending his life over depression. Thuraiyur police have registered a case and are investigating.

It may be recalled that a 17-year-old Class 12 girl student ofcommitted suicide by hanging in her house at Vengamedu in Karurdistrict, alleging sexual harassment on Friday last. Police recovered a suicide note in the house in which the girlstated that she should be the last person to die of sexualharassment.

"I am scared to reveal the identity of the person who made meto take this decision. I wanted to live. No girl should dielike me, henceforth", the girl said. No arrests have been made in connection with the suicide ofthe girl, so far.