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Headmaster held over suicide of schoolgirl for exam fee

  • Published at 10:18 pm August 30th, 2016

Police said a staff of the school forced Sathi, an 8th grade student of the school, to do sit-ups holding her ears as she did not pay examination fee.

Sathi, daughter of day labourer Delwar Hossain Talukder of Bagadi village went to the school on August 27, and contacted Fatema Begum, office secretary seeking permission for sit in the mid-term examination.

Sathi was asked to pay the exam fee. As she was unable to pay the fee, Fathema forced her do sit-ups holding her ears in front of the other students.

Returning home, she informed the incident to her parents. Next day she did not go to school as her parents could not pay the fee.

She committed suicide on Monday morning over the incdent.

Later, Delwar Hossain filed a case with the Chandpur Model police station accusing four persons.

Deputy Commissioner Abdur Sabur Mondol, Superintendent of Police Shashur Nahar and highly police officials went to the house of Delwar and assured him that they would take proper steps.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid phoned the DC over the issue and ordered him to take immediate steps.

A three-member probe committee was formed and it was asked to submit the report within three days.

Local UP chairman Billal Gazi said the girl committed suicide as she was humiliated in front of her class mates.

When contacted, Oliullah, officer-in-charge of Chandpur Model police station, said the police had arrested the headmaster form Faridganj in a case filed by the victim's father.