Indian School Principal Who Didnít Remit Studentsí Examination Fees Hangs Himself

by Gopalan on  March 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM Indian Health News
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Indian School Principal Who Didnít Remit Studentsí Examination Fees Hangs Himself
A young school principal in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, hanged himself Friday, apparently overpowered by guilt.

Vivek Vardhan, 29, had failed to remit examination fees collected from students to the government, thus preventing them from sitting for their examinations.

When repeated knocks on his doors by the maid went unanswered, friends and staff broke in, only to find Vivek hanging from a ceiling fan. They rushed him to a nearby hospital, but he was declared brought dead.

A suicide note blaming himself for the sorry turn of events was found in the house.

He had become a father only five months ago, but was at the time alone, as his wife was away, living with her mother.

Last fortnight anxious parents of 18 of his students had sought his help as their wards had not received their hall tickets, only on production of which one can take one's examinations.

Vivek promised them not to worry. They would get them anyway.

Days passed, still the hall tickets were not materializing. Only then the parents learned that even the students' examination application forms had not been forwarded to the relevant authorities. And of course the fees they had paid had not been remitted.

Even as they were agonizing what to do next, Vivek had ended his life, reports Times of India.

"We are all devastated. We don't know what happened and why he didn't pay the fees. My daughter is inconsolable, not because of the uncertainty over the examinations, but due to the principal's death. He was a good teacher," said Anand, a parent.

On coming to know of Vivek's suicide, the Karnataka State Secondary Education Board has decided to allow the defaulting students too to take their examinations, which start on March 31.

Source: Medindia

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The above news is false to certain extent, the truth is, there was a delay is remiting the fees, but later he tried his level best to remit the fees, he stood hours together near the board to remit the fees, but it was in vain. In suicide note written to governor of karnataka it is mentioned that he tried his level best to get the hall ticket. There is a news that people from department came to school to meet him before his death, spoke for 2-3 hours after which he became restless and looked depressed. ultimately he succeeded in getting the hall ticket. he took this extreme step when he couldnt find any way to get the hall tickets, he even didnt thik of his 5 months old child and sacrificed his life just for the sake of 18 students for their future leaving his wife and child's future in dark.

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