Ludhiana/ Class-11 student was beaten up for wearing short trousers, commits suicide

  • Dhananjay Tiwari, studying in class 11, hanged himself on the roof of the house in the early hours of Friday and died on way to the hospital
  • On Wednesday, Dhananjay’s teacher beat him, after which the principal-director also took off his pants and beat him
  • Case filed against principal Saroj Sharma, director Prabhudutt and teacher Poonam, all accused absconding

Ludhiana: A case of harassment of a student in a school here by a teacher-principal has come to light. Unhappy over repeated beatings with belts and stripping of trousers by the teacher and principal, the class 11th student Dhananjay Tiwari (17) committed suicide by hanging himself in the early hours of Friday. Before the death, Dhananjay also produced a video, in which he blamed the principal and the teacher.

Dhananjay’s mother Mithilesh Rani, who lives in Gurmel Nagar, went to the terrace at 3 am on Friday and found Dhananjay hanging from a noose. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way. Police have registered a case against principal Saroj Sharma, director Prabhudatta and teacher Poonam. All the accused are absconding.

Was tortured: In the video in Dhananjay said in the video: “Love you, mummy… I was mentally and physically tortured by the teacher, principal and director … so I’m going, goodbye. … ‘

Principal-director took off his trousers and beat him: Dhananjay’s family hails from Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh. Father Brijram Tiwari (40) told that Dhananjay used to study in a private school earlier and scored 93% marks in 10th standard. He then enrolled in SGD Senior Secondary School at Dhondari in the 11th standard.

Teacher used to beat him: Teacher Poonam used to beat him with a belt over his hairstyle and short trousers. Poonam called Dhananjay’s mother to school and beat him up in front of her. When the mother protested, she was pushed and thrown out.

Dhananjay Tiwari (File)

Brijram further said that after this we took new pants from the school itself, but that too turned out to be small. On Wednesday, the same teacher again tied his hands and beat him up and took him to principal Saroj Sharma and director Prabhudutt.

The principal and director took off his trousers and beat him again in front of everyone. Dhananjay could not tolerate this. On Thursday, he did not go to school and sat without eating and drinking. Late at night, he told his mother that he would go upstairs to study and come down after studying. When he did not come down, the wife went to the terrace at around 3 am and found the boy hanging from a noose.