Kerala: Student ends life, parents blame school authorities | Thiruvananthapuram News

THRISSUR: A Plus I student at the Sainik School, Kazhakoottam has reportedly ended his life at his house at Tholur. The student has been identified as Aswin Krishna, who is the son of P K Unnikrishnan, an exserviceman.
The father has given a complaint to police alleging that his son appeared to have taken this extreme step as he was shattered after the school authorities insisted that he must be shifted out of the school “for committing acts of indiscipline”.
According to the father the student was falsely implicated in phone misuse involving two other students.
“I received an email from school vice principal AlkaChaudharyonMay11, stating that my child had indulged in discipline and he should be withdrawn from school. The email did not however explain the nature of indiscipline,” Unnikrishnan said in his complaint.
He said that he then found out from his son that a mobile phone was confiscated from hostel by the ‘house master’. Even though the students had later admitted that it was their phone, the school authorities forced my son to give a written statement saying that he was the custodian of the phone and he had ordered food online over the phone, Unnikrishnan said.
“I met the school authorities on May 18 and told them that my son did not own a phone and they could check with the cyber cell regarding its ownership. But they did not agree,” Unnikrishnan said.
“Finally, on May 11, the principal called me around 11am and insisted that I should withdraw my son from the school. He also challenged me to take up the matter with the court. My son overheard this conversation and he was shattered, and he ended his life on Monday,” Unnikrishnan alleged.
City police commissioner Adithya said that police have started a probe into the complaint.
Vice principal Alka Chaudhary said over phone from Thiruvananthapuram that she was not aware of the suicide.

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