Dhaka, Friday   19 April 2019

Show-cause notice issued

Five including Principle of Viqarunnisa temp sacked

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 04:59 PM, 4 December 2018   Updated: 06:46 PM, 4 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Five people, including Zinnat Ara, the principle of the morning shift of Viqarunnisa Noon School of Dhaka, have been temporarily suspended following the incident of the Aritree Adhikari’s (15) suicide, a student of the main branch of the school. 

At the same time, a show-cause notice has been issued to the head of the governing body for taking the case under the penal code.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Acting Principal of the school, Naznin Ferdous, said, The decision to suspend Zinnat Ara was taken at night at the meeting of school authority and managing committee.

Earlier on Tuesday, the High Court said that the case of Aritree’s suicide was a heartbreaking incident. At the same time, insulting her parents in front of her is also called a bad example.

Besides, the Education Ministry has formed a three-member probe committee to find out the reasons for her suicide.

Aritree’s father Dilip Adhikari said, “Aritree’s annual exam was going on. In the meantime, on Sunday, a mobile phone was found from her during the sociology test. The school authorities called on us. Then I and my wife went to the school’s Vice Principal. Then the Vice Principal complained that Aritree was cheating through mobile. That’s why we apologize, he sent us to the Principal room.

“Later, we went to the Principal’s room and apologize. But the principal was not kind to us. At one stage, I want forgiveness; But the Principal asked us to leave. Later, she ordered to issue a TC to Aritree,” added Aritree’s father.

After this incident, Aritree had committed suicide at Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday. She was a ninth-grade student of the English version of morning shift of Viqarunnisa Noon School.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has fallen in the face of the students of Viqarunnisa Noon after going there regarding a class nine student Adhriti Adhikari’s suicide.

When Minister went to school at around 11:30 am on Tuesday, the students burst into protest. They want to ‘seek justice’ in front of the Education Minister.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said “I want to say it clearly that we, the Education Ministry, are taking the incidents of suicide as a serious matter. We think this incident... the suicide of the student is very painful to us. We can’t spare it so easily...”

He informed, “A three-member probe committee has been formed. It’ll find out who was behind it (suicide) and steps will be taken once the report is submitted.”