School teacher held for abetment of suicide, summons to MLA

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015,21:36 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | Police today arrested a teacher of Tagore Vidhya Nikethan School, Taliparamba, in connection with the suicide of the school’s headmaster on December 15.    According to Sreekandapuram Circle Inspector K A Bose, they arrested M V Shaji (38) of Chuzhali from his house around 0700 hrs.    He would be produced before the residence of Thaliparamba Magistrate this evening.    Police registered case against the school teacher under section 306 of IPC.
Mr Bose also said they would serve summons to MLA James Mathew in relation to the suicide of Head Master E P Sasidharan (52) as he was the second accused in the case.
Earlier, the Thaliparamba MLA’s anticipatory bail plea was rejected by Thalassery Sessions Court and later by High Court of Kerala last week.    Sasidharan was found hanging in a lodge at Kasargod on December 15. Police also recovered two suicide notes purportedly written by Sasidharan mentioned the names of Shaji and James Mathew.
Political parties have demanded the arrest of the MLA and school teacher and the relatives of Sasidharan submitted a memorandum before the Chief Minister Oomen Chandy also.