Update February 10, 2015

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Schoolboy commits suicide over torture by teacher

Sumel Sarker

headmaster

School teacher accountable for torture & manhandling

Chadpur, 10 February 2015, Nirapad News: A schoolboy in Chandpur allegedly committed suicide yesterday by taking poison, holding his school teacher accountable for torture & manhandling.

Md Hanif, 15, the son of Mizanur Rahman from Khidirpur village in Matlab Dakshin upazila of the district, was a class X student at Narayanpur Popular High School.

Sheuly, Hanif’s sister, said Harun-or-Rashid, the school headmaster, beat him in front of his classmates and confined him to the office room in the morning, which upset the boy exceedingly.

His elder brother, Habib, said Hanif returned home in the afternoon, and shared his frame of mind. Later, he committed suicide as he could not bear his teacher’s mistreatment.

But the headmaster denied the allegation. He said two female students had brought allegations of sexual harassment against Hanif. “I just warned him about the harassment,” the headmaster added.

Police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue.

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