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Minor Aritree suicide Viqarunnisa students continue agitation

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Staff Reporter
The students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College continued their demonstration on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding punishment and removal of its principal and accused teachers over the suicide of its student Aritree Adhikari.
A group of students, including the classmates of Aritree, took position in front of the main gate of the educa-tional institution with placards and were staging demonstration till filing of the report around 10:40 am.
Earlier on Tuesday night, a case was filed against its Principal Naznin Ferdous, morning shift in-charge Jinat Ara and class teacher of Class-IX Hasna Hena over the suicide of Aritree Adhikari.
Victim's father Dilip Adhikari filed the case with Paltan Police Station on Tuesday night accusing the trio of prompting Aritee to commit suicide through their actions.
Amid the widespread criticisms over the incident, the school authorities issued a show-cause notice to morning shift in-charge Zinnat Ara in this connection.
Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by the teachers for using mobile phone during examination.
Amid the protests, the High Court on Tuesday made an observation that the suicide by the student of Viqarunnisa Noon School is heart-rending and termed the insult of her parents a 'very bad example'.
Meanwhile, two separate probe committees have been formed to probe the suicide incident.
The government formed a probe committee led by Prof Mohammad Yusuf, director of Dhaka Regional Educa-tion office. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three days.
Besides, the school authorities formed a three-member probe committee which was asked to submit its report within three days.