Mangaluru: Zaibunnisa's father seeks capital punishment for teacher, not compensation

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 31: Muhammed Ibrahim, father of Zaibunnisa (12), an eighth standard student from Uppinangady who allegedly committed suicide at Navodaya Model Minority school at K R Pet, demanded capital punishment to be awarded to his daughter's physical education teacher, Ravi Shivakumar, duly identifying him as the tormentor of Zaibunnisa.

Speaking at a press conference arranged by Dakshina Kannada committee of Sunni Students Federation (SSF) here on Tuesday January 30, Ibrahim urged the police to see that Ravi is punished, and three of his accomplices in the hostel are subjected to thorough probe. Ravi Shivakumar was arrested last week.

"Zaibunnnisa kept telling me about the problems being created by teacher, Ravi, to her since the last three months. I had brought this issue to the notice of the warden, but the warden took it lightly and said nothing of the sort was going on. Later, my daughter's room room was changed.

"Teacher Ravi was behind forcible shifting of Zaibunnisa to a room where she did not have proper security. When her sister sought to know the reasons, she was threatened by the teacher. Zaibunnisa immediately called me and informed me about this problem but I was at Chitradurga then. I promised her to personally come to Mysuru to settle the issue. The same evening she called me again asking me to come forthwith as the teacher had been inflicting problems on her. I asked her to call her mother. When she called, my wife told her to file police complaint. I feel that Ravi might have overheard this conversation, following which he must have murdered her," he alleged.

Ibrahim claimed that after murdering his daughter, the teacher had asked Zaibunnisa's younger sister to confess that she died during a fight between sisters. Later, he took Zaibunnisa in a two-wheeler of a friend to the hospital. "She was in serious condition. Why was she not taken in an ambulance? If she had committed suicide, why did the said teacher touch her body?" Ibrahim questioned angrily. He also alleged that hostel staff, Natamin, Ayisharami and another had supported Ravi in this act and wanted them to be arrested and subjected to intensive questioning. He stressed that he is not demanding for compensation but he wants the guilty to face maximum punishment.

SSF will be holding protest opposite deputy commissioner's office here on February 3, demanding investigation by criminal investigation department into Zaibunnisa's death. District president of the organization, K P Sirajuddin Sakhafi, demanded payment of compensation of Rs 25 lac to the family of Zaibunnisa. General secretary of SSF, Ashraf Kinara, and members, Rashid Haji Vogga and Khubaid Tangal Ullal were present.


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  • nishith shetty, dubai/mangalore

    Thu, Feb 01 2018

    Young Kid taking such a drastic step is the question need to be answered... I believe some foul play , all in this need to be questioned thoroughly and the guilt need to be punished.

    Monsetrs prevail in every part of this world..but my advise to parents keep watch on your kids so they can be mentored thoroughly andthey become strong enough to face such challenges .

    Let investigation be conducted and the guilt be punished .

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  • Sheikh, Karkala

    Thu, Feb 01 2018

    I still suspect foul play. A 12 year kid cannot hang herself. Thorough investigation should be conducted.

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  • leslie, udupi

    Thu, Feb 01 2018

    Vulnerable lives are often in the hands of monster humans...
    Life often never gives a chance of risque of any sorts....
    Beware and be careful.... Life is often dangerous....

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Thu, Feb 01 2018

    everywhere women empowerment, why school administration not hiring only lady physical directors ??
    it is not a first case, some time these physical trainers loose their temper for no reason so it's time to replace all physical trainers with lady physical trainers, we have many in karnataka itself.

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  • Deep, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    This case should be thoroughly investigated. Those culprits should be punished.

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  • k b r, Mangala uru

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    P T masters problematic every where..there is chance that they will get physical with minor girls...schools should ensure that PT classes are held in broad day light and there is no one-to-one coaching between minor students and PT master.....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    I am Disturbed ...

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    Severe punishment must be awarded to the guilty...

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  • arun, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    If he guilty hang him public road hanging signal..

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  • L n T, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    Yes this PT teacher is responsible for her death.

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    don't think it's a so much complicated issue. Proper investigation will bring out the truth , unless politically influenced by unknown forces. Let's all pray that justice given to this father who lost his loving daughter. Very unfortunate to see schools, hostels are getting to such bad names. Severe action to be taken by law on such criminals if proved guilty.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    Could not even imagine how she could have been tortured over the period of times. Whole unit of school managemnet is responsible for her death. Certainly prime culprit desereve punishment what girl's father seek.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    If the father had immediately gone and trusted his daughter completely she would have been alive.
    Looks like monsters are everywhere.
    Hope proper investigation is conducted

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    One Zainab in Pakistan got brutally killed and another one here in India.
    Whats haooening to elders.Why can't they see it's a child.We are more matured than them.Why to have revenge with a child? Childs rights need to be adressesd Seriously.
    Nation without children's and senior citizens security is like a blindman walking without a stick.So how we will progress.These two generations are very precious all nations.One will preserve our history and other leads our future.

    Teacher and his colleagues should be given maximum punishment ,so that no future doesthis to any students.Thorough investigation should be done.Case should be followed by SIT or CBI not local police officers.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    Fair enough. Police should investigate this properly. If guilty the accused should be punished.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 31 2018

    I fully support the father's demand. Also principal too booked . He is not fit to be prinicipal, who cant control the teacher's behavior. Innocent child lost her life. May her soul rest in peace.

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