Miss Chidimma Ukachukwu, a 12-year-old, JSS 1 student of a secondary school in Awka, Anambra State has died after she was allegedly flogged by her teacher for failing to do her home work.
A source in the school told newsmen in Awka yesterday that the girl died on Thursday last week after the incident.
The source said the girl fainted after she was flogged severally by a female teacher and was subsequently rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where she died. The source added that the Anambra Commissioner for Education, Mrs Uju Okeke, then ordered the closure of the school as a result of the incident.
A correspondent, who visited the girl’s family home, soon after she was buried yesterday in Awka, reports that the family was in grief following the death of their daughter.
The girl’s father, Mr Siemon Ukachukwu, confirmed the death of his daughter to newsmen saying it was a sad development, but was an act of God.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Ralph Uzoigwe, said the matter has not been reported to the police, but promised that it would be investigated.