A class 10 student of GD Birla School in Kolkata was found dead with her wrist slit and a plastic bag wrapped around her head inside a washroom on the school premises on Friday (June 20) afternoon.
“The girl was found lying with her face wrapped in a plastic bag this (Friday) afternoon inside a washroom of the school located in Ranikuthi area of the city. There are also some marks of injuries on her left wrist. We are looking into it. The girl’s parents have been informed. The body has been sent for post mortem,” the officer said.
The police recovered a few pages of hand-written notes from near the girl’s body.
Asked about the content of the notes, the officer said, “It was written that the girl was under such stress that she could not sleep properly in the last three months. We have spoken to her parents but they are also under such a trauma that we have limited our questioning.”
“She was a very bright girl and was very keen to get through to the Indian Statistical Institute. Initial investigation reveal that she was under pressure for that,” the officer said.
Asked whether it was a case of suicide or murder, the officer said, “At the moment it is under investigation. Our forensic experts are collecting evidence from the spot. We are also looking into CCTV footage from the school.”
When contacted, the school authorities refused to comment on the matter.
Incidentally, in December 2017, two physical training instructors of the same school were arrested following allegations of sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl inside the premises, which led to a massive agitation.