Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. File photo
The Education Ministry has directed the governing body to suspend three teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College over the alleged suicide of schoolgirl Aritree Adhikari.
The teachers are-- acting principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge Zinnat Ara and class teacher Hasna Hena.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid came up with the announcement while addressing a press briefing at his secretariat office today.
"The ministry also decided to cancel the teachers' Monthly Payment Order (MPO)" said the minister.
Aritree Adhikari,15, a ninth-grade student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using cell phone during examination.
Soon after the incident, two separate probe committees were formed by the authorities of Education Ministry and Viquarunnisa Noon School and College to investigate the matter.