Parents want damages from ISD for inaction over bullying

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:38, Oct 23,2019 | Updated: 21:38, Oct 24,2019


Parents in a legal notice asked the director of International School Dhaka at Bashundhara Residential Area to pay Tk 84,70,21,900 as compensations in seven days for not taking action against constant bullying of their daughter by her classmates since her admission in September 2017.

On Monday, Supreme Court lawyer Hassan MS Azim sent the notice on behalf of the parents.

The parents said that they would file both criminal and civil cases against the school authorities if the compensation was not paid within the stipulated period. 

The legal said that instead of addressing the problem the school authorities recently informed the parents that their daughter Class VII student would not be allowed to pursue education in the school and that she would not get promotion to Class VIII nor she would be retained in Class VII.

The legal notice said that the girl was particularly, bullied in physical education class by her three classmates due to her body shape, skin complexion and weight.

The parents said in the legal notice that the school authorities advised them to get the girl at a residential school abroad.

They said that the devastated and frustrated girl became very disruptive and violent at home and stopped speaking to them and threatened to commit suicide after the school authority in an email message asked the parents to withdraw their daughter from the school.

The parents said that they had the unconditional right to expect that their child would be safe at the school and it was the legal duty of the school authorities to take care of her.

The school authorities legally duty bound to investigate into the  bullying to address the issue.

But they asked parents to accept the situation and that  bullying by classmates should be  ignored.

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