Conversion row: Madras HC orders CBI probe into school girl’s death
Before she committed suicide, in the video, she alleged that she was harassed and abused by her hostel warden because her parents had refused to convert to Christianity.
Chennai: Madras High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the suicide of a 17-year-old schoolgirl who was allegedly harassed by her hostel warden to convert Christianity.
The girl student of class 12, died days after she consumed poison at her home in Thanjavur on January 9. In the alleged video that surfaced last week, the student said she could not concentrate on her studies because she had been forced to clean rooms, do accounts and do other chores by her warden.
"Two years ago, they asked me and my parents to convert to Christianity. They said they will take care of my education," the girl said in the video. On a specific question on whether she was targeted for not converting, she says, "Maybe".
The video was handed over to the High Court, which directed the police not to harass the person who recorded her on a mobile phone and insisted do a proper investigation into the matter.
In the video, she alleged that she was harassed and abused because her parents had refused to convert to Christianity.