#Justiceforpontharani trending after 17-year-old Coimbatore daughter dies by suicide

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Chinmaya Vidyalaya Suicide Case trending

#justiceforpontharani : Social media asking Justice following a school student who died of Suicide on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Pon Tharani, 17, daughter of Magudeswaran of Kottaimedu in Coimbatore. Her friend and parents alleged that she was under severe mental distress from alleged sexual assault and repeated mental-physical harassment by her Physics teacher at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya.

The teacher has been identified as Mithun Chakravarthi who had taken physics in classes XI ad XII in Chinmaya Vidyalaya matriculation school at PM Samy Colony in RS Puram.

On Friday, the accused was booked by the All Women Police (West) of Coimbatore City under section 306 by IPC and 9(I) and 10 of the protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.

According to the source, the 7-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted repeatedly by her Physics teacher. He invited the minor girl to the school in the name of special classes and sexually assaulted her in April 2021.

According to the mother, the minor girl had asked her parents to shift her school repeatedly but did not reveal the reason behind it. In September, they have shifted her to a different school.

Speaking to the media the victim’s mother alleged her daughter had even complained to the school’s principal, who asked the student not to inform her parents. The school had also arranged to counsel, during which the student was allegedly told not to take the assault or harassment seriously and to brush it off.

Pontharani Suicide Note

However, a few months ago, the girl obtained her transfer certificate from the school and joined a cooperation higher secondary school in RS Puram, Coimbatore. But, the girl did not come out of the mental agony and she was given counseling by the school management.

On Thursday, when there was no one in the house, Pon Tharani locked her door from inside and hanged herself from the ceiling fan. Following this, her parents lodged a complaint with the Ukkadam Police. In their complaint, her parents said that their daughter had left a suicide note.

However, following the brutal incident aired, protests against the teacher, Principal, and the school management were carried out on Saturday, November 13. Many Students groups like AIDWA, SFI, Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam, TPDK, ABVP commenced protest marches outside the Coimbatore’s Collectorate Office.

Twitter trending with #Justiceforpontharani asking ‘çulprits need to be punished’

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