Scolded by her school teacher for not wearing school shoes, a 12year old class VII girl committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in Kalyan.
The girl, identified as Komal Chaudhari, left her bag in school, run by Kalyan-Dombivli municipal corporation. She came home, danced on music at high volume at her residence with her neighbourhood friends and later ended her life when no one at home. Police sources claimed that according to their probe, a teacher had scolded Komal for not wearing the shoes provided by the school.
The incident came to light on Thursday in Nehru Nagar area in Kalyan (east). The police said a neighbour on Thursday evening found the door of her residence open and saw Komal hanging from with the ceiling fan with a duppatta. Rekha, who was on duty, was immediately informed.The neighbours also informed local Koksewadi police.
Komal's mother Rekha has demanded a probe into the school's role in the case, raising doubts over why her daughter had left her bag in school. Talking to TOI, Rekha said she wanted strict action against those who instigated her daughter to take such an extreme step.
Several attempts to contact school authorities failed.