Bhanjanagar: Humiliated over physical punishment meted out in school compounded by further embarrassment from members of own family, a class IX student committed suicide by consuming poison in Sunapali village under Kabisuryanagar police station limits in Ganjam district today.
The deceased minor boy has been identified as Sourabh Sahu.
Sourabh Sahu who was studying in class IX in Saibani Government High School located at Sunapali village was reportedly reprimanded by his class teacher over some issue in his school. However, things took an ugly turn when the school authorities called up Sourabh’s grandfather who humiliated him at the school in the presence of classmates. Feeling humiliated over the issue and under immense mental stress the deceased reached home to have lunch during recess. However, Sourabh Sahu consumed pesticide.
Sourabh Sahu was was rushed to Kabisuryanagar CHC in a critical condition and then shifted to Polsara Hospital first and then to MKCG Medical College and Hospital later where he died under treatment.
Informing on the incident Kabisuryanagar Community Education Officer (CEO) Sudhanshu Sekhar Patra said a probe has been ordered into the incident and stringent action would be taken against the school authorities if they are found guilty.