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Tragic Suicide of a Teenager Allegedly Due to School Humiliation

Tragic Suicide Of A Teenager Allegedly Due To School Humiliation

A 16-year-old boy, identified as Nithin from Shiroor in Byndoor, tragically ended his life by suicide after an alleged incident of humiliation by the headteacher of his school.


Key Details:

1. Incident Description:

  • On May 18, Nithin visited the government high school to collect his Transfer Certificate (TC) after completing his SSLC exams, intending to pursue further education.
  • However, instead of receiving his TC, Nithin was reportedly subjected to humiliation by the school’s headteacher, which deeply affected him.

2. Suicide and Note:

  • On May 20, Nithin informed his father, Nagaraj, about his intention to revisit the school to collect the TC.
  • Tragically, between 12 noon and 12.30 pm, when there was no one at home, Nithin took his own life by hanging himself.
  • In a note left behind, Nithin accused the headteacher of insulting him and failing to issue the TC, leading to his decision to end his life.

3. Legal Action:

  • Byndoor police have registered a case under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) based on the circumstances surrounding Nithin’s death.

4. Family’s Response:

  • In response to the tragedy, family members of Nithin staged a protest in front of the Byndoor police station, demanding the arrest of those responsible for the alleged humiliation and subsequent suicide.

This heartbreaking incident underscores the importance of addressing mental health concerns and the need for sensitivity and support within educational institutions to prevent such tragic outcomes.

If you are feeling suicidal or have suicidal thoughts, please know that you are not alone and there is help available. You can call any of the following helpline numbers in India to talk to someone who will listen to you and support you.

1. National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1800-121-3667. This is a toll-free number that provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones
2. Aasra: 9820466726. This is a 24/7 helpline that offers non-judgmental and non-critical listening to anyone who needs emotional support
3. iCall: 022-25521111. This is a helpline run by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences that offers professional counselling, information and referrals to anyone in need of mental health care. It operates from Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 10 pm
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of these helplines if you are feeling suicidal. You are valuable and your life matters.

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