A 17-year-old girl in Coimbatore died by suicide on Thursday. Her dead boy was found by her father and a close friend, as per a report.
The girl's family and her friend have alleged that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly by a school teacher named Mithun Chakravarthy at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya School.
Coimbatore Minor Suicide, Sexual Assault By Teacher:
As per a report the alleged sexual assault and harassment went on for about six months. According to the girl's mother, the girl had asked her parents to change her school multiple times but she did not reveal the reason behind it. The parents had reportedly shifted the girl to a new school in the same city in September this year.
The girl's close friend also told the media that the accused teacher, Mithun Chakravarthy had become friends with the girl over phone chats. He had also dropped her home once, as per reports. The friend also alleged that they way the teacher talked to the girl seemed inappropriate. The friend alleged, "He sexually assaulted her once in school and harassed her many times. His wife teaches in the same school, she and the principal knew about all this, but they did nothing.”
The friend also alleged that the school had questioned the girl why she allowed Mithun Chakravarthy to drop her home. He also said that the school told the girl, “she was to blame too because of this.”