Ghaziabad: Jasmine, a 14-year-old class IX student, committed suicide after a heated argument between her father and her teachers over non-payment of school fees. Jasmine took her life because her humiliated father couldn’t manage to pay tuition fee dues of Rs 12,000 to her school, DPS Public School Ghaziabad.
She couldn’t bear the inhumane treatment and humiliation afflicted on her father and family in full public view by the school and was forced to take her own life.
Four teachers involved in the incident have been arrested since. The police, who instead of acting against the school, booked and detained Jasmine’s father Ratan Singh Tomar. Tomar is a poor guy who works with a security agency in Ghaziabad, on false and baseless charges. Since the school was acting tough against Jasmine, her father, Ratan Singh Tomar, who was going through a rough financial phase, removed her from that private school and admitted her in a government school, Guru Nanak Inter College, in Lohia Nagar, nearly a week ago. Jasmine was left alone in the house and later on in the day, neighbours found her body hanging. News of her death reached her father while he was still in the custody of local police. Her death obviously rattled the senior police officers.