Girl who tried suicide after teacher’s theft claim dies

A picture of the girl’s note to her parents, written in romanised Tamil and English. — Picture courtesy of David Marshel
A picture of the girl’s note to her parents, written in romanised Tamil and English. — Picture courtesy of David Marshel

SEBERANG PERAI, Feb 1 — The 13-year-old student who hanged herself two weeks ago after her teacher accused her of stealing a handphone died early this morning.

Vasanthapiriya Muniandy died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital at about 3.30am today, without ever regaining consciousness since the incident.

She had been in coma since her parents found her hanging by a shawl in her room on Jan 24.

When contacted, Malaysian Tamilar Kural president David Marshel Pakianathan said the girl’s blood pressure had dropped at around 7.30pm last night, but stabilised after that.

“Her blood pressure dropped again at around 3.30am before she passed away,” he said.

On Jan 24, Vasanthapiriya’s teacher allegedly accused her of stealing her handphone.

She allegedly kept the student in her office with two other teachers while threatening to take her to the police if she did not own up to the theft.

The teacher also allegedly locked the student in a room for several hours before taking her home to talk to her parents.

It was while the teacher was talking to the student’s parents that Vasanthapiriya hung herself in her room.

Her father found her and rushed her to the hospital where she was comatose until she passed away.

The student left a note denying the allegation and saying she did not want to cause any further trouble.

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