We have heard the apathy stories, shocking incidents and many others but this is as heinous as it gets. For a few blood stains on her uniform, she was scolded and embarrassed in front of her peers.

This is the story of a 12-year-old school girl whose teacher allegedly reprimanded her when her menstrual blood stained her uniform and bench, forcing her to commit suicide in Tamil Nadu’s Palayamkottai.

The 7th grader, a student in a Senthil Nagar School, jumped off the terrace of her neighbour’s house at around 3 am today. Her shocked parents had no idea why she had taken her own life, until they found her letter. The accused teacher has been booked with abetment to suicide.