Friday, 20 June 2014 - 13:32
Education authorities inspect Ragama site at which a student jumped before a train.
The Western Provincial Education Department stated that its officers will hold a site inspection in connection with the death of a female student who committed suicide by jumping before a moving train at Walpola Railway Station in Ragama.
Education Director Wimal Gunarathne told our news team the site where the girl jumped before the train has to be inspected as the evidence collected with regard to the incident was contradictory.
15-year-old Sewmini Ayesha who was a Year-10 student of St. Maria College at Hapugoda in Ragama committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at the Walpola Station on 6th of this month.
The victim’s relatives claimed the girl committed suicide after she was reprimanded and forced by a teacher to retrieve a “micro chip” from a fellow student’s possession which had contained nude photographs of a particular teacher.
Ragama police stated that a special inquiry has been initiated to recover the controversial micro chip.
At the same time, the two teachers allegedly involved in this incident have been transferred to Ja-Ela Education Division until the investigations are over.
Education Director Wimal Gunarathna told our news team the three member committee appointed to inquire the incident together with the police will inspect the site of the suicide.