New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking incident, a girls boarding school in Noida allegedly cremated the body of a 14-year-old girl in order to hide her suicide from her parents for nine days.

The Haryana-based family of the girl alleged that their daughter, a class 10 student, who enrolled in the school a year ago, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of the classroom by a bunch of girls on July 3.

According to a Times of India report, the parents found a few notes from her bag, which mentioned how she had been "wronged" and that she "hated" her life as she had "no friend".

In other shocking revelation after her death, notes titled as “bad day of my life” were found alongside heart-shaped figures drawn with tears dropping from an eye. Her writings also pointed out at the trauma which the girl had been grappling with due to “wrong treatment by everyone”. It further mentioned that “I want to meet someone”.

 

According to a report by Times of India, The family of the deceased also accused the school authorities of forcing them to sign on the document that states that the girl died of natural causes. The younger sister of the girl studies in the same school and alleges the school authorities of locking her up in a room to conceal the alleged suicide of her sister.

The three children including her younger brother who studies in another branch of the same school had been living with their family in Haryana when the lockdown was announced in the country but school authorities asked students to come and write their yearly exams from classrooms.

 

Talking about dropping children at the school for exams, the girl’s mother, a homemaker said, “On June 17, we prepared medical reports for all three and dropped them to their respective schools the next day.”

However, The family alleged that they received a call from the school’s chancellor around 5.30 AM on July 3 and told them to report at the girl’s school at the earliest. “We kept asking what was wrong, but they did not tell us anything. We told them we didn’t have enough money to come to Noida but they said they would help us with the expenses to hire a vehicle,” the mother of the deceased said.

The girl’s father is a daily wager whose income has been hit severely during the lockdown. The mother further revealed that after reaching the school, their cell phones were taken away and they were taken to a classroom where their daughter’s body was hanging from the ceiling with two dupattas wrapped around her neck. “She was still wearing her uniform. Her salwar was loose. When we asked them what had happened, we were told she had written a suicide note against me and if the note reached the police, we could land in trouble. I asked them to show me the note and hand over the body, but they refused,” she stated.

Alleging the school authorities for forcing them to cremate the girl’s body in Noida, her mother said, “My husband was forcibly made to put his signature on the paper. My thumb impression was taken. We pleaded with them to let us take the body home, but they insisted she should be cremated in Noida. The body was cremated in Bhangel and nobody informed police.”

The family has approached Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for the federal government’s intervention. They have additionally written to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, the Noida police chief, and different officers.

Parents are scared to go to Noida and lodge a grievance at their native police station. “They (the school) might cause us harm,” the mother stated. The woman’s dad and mom have offered the only plot they owned to rearrange for cash to battle the case.


DCP (Noida) Sankalp Sharma stated police had not received any complaint so far. “An FIR will be lodged under IPC Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offence, or giving false information to screen offender) once a complaint reaches us. Relevant sections can be added later,” he added.

The chancellor accused the family of “cooking” up a narrative. “These are false allegations. We had shown a copy of the suicide note to them. She had written against her mother. The family did not want any police case or autopsy, which is why she was cremated. Police are collecting evidence. We have been told not to speak to anyone about the case,” he added.

Posted By: Simran Babbar