So far no arrests have been made in the Ekisha Shah suicide case, as no concrete evidence has been found against the teachers accused of mental and sexual harassment.
Sources in the internal investigation committee of the Ekisha suicide case have revealed that the victim's answer sheets were not checked by the teachers mentioned in an FIR by the parents.
"None of the teachers in the school know whose copy they are checking. Initial investigation has revealed that the victim's copy was not checked by the accused teachers," said a senior police officer.
Police are yet to verify the allegations levelled by Ekisha's parents against the teachers for mental and sexual harassment.
On Saturday, the parents of the victim of Ryan International School, Bhondsi, visited Ekisha's parents to lend them their support. The victim in this case was murdered with his throat slit in a ground-floor washroom of the school on September 8.
“Ekisha took her life due to harassment by the school staff, while my son was killed by another student of Ryan International. My son's death was the management's fault,” said father of the Ryan International victim.
He also supported the parents' demand that the Ekisha case be handed over to the CBI for investigation.
“Today, the common man does not trust police investigations, as more often than not the police botch up investigations, as happneed in our son's case. Till now, Noida Police has not made any arrest so far. In cases involving schools, we often see that the anagement goes scot-free and that sets a wrong precedent. There must be accountability in schools and there has to be action against them so they carry out detailed background checks of every teacher and staff memeber of the school,” he said.
"The number of such cases happening in NCR schools is alarming and should be stopped by the government," he added.
Ekisha, a 16-year-old student of Ahlcon Public School, Mayur Vihat Phase I, was found hanging in her Noida Sector 52 resident on Wednesday evening. Her parents alleged that schoolteachers had sexually harassed her and deliberately failed her in her annual exams.
On Thursday, Ekisha's family had even blocked the Noida-Delhi link road from both sides for about five hours and demanded justice for their daughter. They also demanded that the police arrest the accused immediately.
Noida Police had filed an FIR against two teachers and the principal under IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 354 (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and the POCSO Act. However, no arrests have been made so far due to lack of evidence.
Incidentally, the parents had to cancel a candle march they were due to hold from Film City to the SSP's office in Sector 14A today, due to lack of permission from the district magistrate and the police.