Bullied by peers, 14-year-old jumps from 10th floor
Bengaluru: A 14-year-old student who police suspect was bullied by his peers jumped off the 10th floor of his apartment complex in JP Nagar. Raunak Banerjee, a class 9 student of Baldwin Boys’ High School, jumped to death on June 29 after returning from school.
In his suicide note, which was found in his schoolbag, he said: “It’s bullying and it has been happening and it is intolerable. Those who I considered my friends have betrayed me.”
Raunak’s devastated parents, Chandrajoy and Rumi Banerjee, told TOI he was bullied by a student either on the bus back home or at school during the last class on Mock United Nations. “They must have hurt him too much which made him take the extreme step. He must have been hurt so deeply,” said Chandrajoy, who works in a private company.
The parents want the school management to initiate action against those bullying and emotionally hurting children. “It should be not be treated lightly. A strong message must go out so that no parent goes through what we are going through,” the father said. Raunak would go to school on a private bus.
Parents as well as teachers to blame. there are always going to be bullies. At home, at school, at college and later on at work. But how you deal with these bullies defines you. This has to be taught to the children in school. that”s how they grow up to be confident youngsters and men.
what a loser boy. he should have found a way to kick their butts. now a days this is the only oprion to survive. poor boy
Good he wrote a suicide note at least. .should have mentioned names as well..
strict action must be taken against those boys who were bullying him. They are 14 now and so have common sense that this should not be done. the school should not let them get away with just a warning. they should be suspended
Bangalore – 41 mins ago
This calls for close vigilance on the part of school authorities to check such dangerous activities.
Parents also should have a daily communication with their wards touching upon not only studies to sense if something is going wrong.
Providing additional cameras and an eye to see something is getting wrong are important at school.