Dhaka, Wednesday   24 April 2019

VNSC governing body chairman begs apology to Aritree’s family

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 05:45 PM, 6 December 2018   Updated: 05:45 PM, 6 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Amid protests by the students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College over the suicide of Aritree Adhikari, its governing body chairman Golam Ashraf Talukder on Thursday apologized to Aritree’s family over the incident.

Governing body chairman Golam Ashraf said, “The instructions of the Education Ministry and the Dhaka Education Board have already been followed and the governing body is also working to fulfill other demands of the students and guardians.”

The chairman said these on Thursday while briefing reporters at Viqarunnisa Noon School and College’ Baiely Road branch.

Responding to a question about students’ demand of removal of the governing body members, he said, “If it is required, I will resign.”

Meanwhile, the students continued their protests for the third consecutive day to meet their six-point demand.

They demands are --- resignation of principal and ensure punishment of principal under section 305 and 306 for provoking suicide, give care to students depending on the behavior and characteristics of each student, and considering their mental health, physical and mental torture will not be accepted in any condition.

Besides, stopping the threat of expulsion and illegal detention policy, appointing counselor to ensure mental health of the school students, parents, teachers and other staff, necessary counseling for students who will break discipline, resignation of governing body members and the principal and the school authority have to seek apology for misbehavior with Aritree’s parent.

Earlier, Detectives in a drive arrested Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Class IX class teacher Hasna Hena from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.

Later on Thursday, the court sent her to jail in a case filed in connection with suicide of Aritree Adhikari.

Aritree Adhikari, a class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination.

Victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.