Death of Aritry: 2 Viqarunnisa teachers indicted
A Dhaka court today framed charges against two teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case filed over instigating the suicide of ninth-grader Aritry Adhikary last year.
Former acting principal of Viqarunnisa school Nazneen Ferdous and former morning shift in-charge Zinat Akhtar, now on bail, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Judge Md Rabiul Alam of the Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court read out the charges to them.
The court fixed October 27 to start trial of the case.
Aritry was found hanging from the ceiling of her home in the capital's Shantinagar on December 3 last year, hours after she and her parents were allegedly insulted by some teachers of the school.
The next day, her father Dilip Adhikary filed the case with Paltan Police Station accusing three teachers of provoking Aritry’s suicide.
On March 28 this year, an inspector of Police’s Detective Branch, Kazi Kamrul Islam, submitted the charge sheet against Nazneen Ferdous and Zinat Akhtar to CMM Court.