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Kasargod: 11-year-old girl collapses in school, dies, locals allege corporal punishment


Stephan Kayyar
Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod(EP)

Kasargod, Sep 12: A student of sixth standard collapsed in a school at Uppala and passed away in a hospital in Mangaluru later. The incident came to light on Tuesday September 12.

The deceased has been identified as Ayesha Mehennisa (11).

Though the exact cause for the death is not yet ascertained, it is said that the girl had epilepsy.

There are also allegations that a teacher subjected her to corporal punishment two weeks ago for writing a wrong answer in an exam. However, her family has not lodged any complaint about it.

The locals and the girl's relatives suspect that she died due to the corporal punishment, and hence, the district administration has ordered for a post-mortem to get to ascertain the cause of death. The department of education has ordered an investigation.

The post-mortem will be done at Pariyaram Medical College.

Police have registered a case of unnatural death.

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Parents, Please do not give junk food to your children, junk may be fashion but desi is caution! more over coloring on 11 year old child's Lips.... sorry! if i hurt any human!!

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    SAD, RIP AYESHA,

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Very sad .may her soul rest in peace.Let us not doubt or say anything without knowing real cause.when corporal punishment was,other students must be knowing,but I doubt .Heartfelt sympathy to her parents.Unexpected death of their child is for parents is a shock for life long.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Very sad. RIP to little angel!

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