Sunday, December 10, 2023

Topic: Devika

In pictures: Casteism, digital divide shadow on Kerala Dalit student’s death

On 1 June, Devika Balakrishnan, a 14-year-old Dalit student from Kerala's Malappuram ended her life over not being able to attend online classes after her daily wage-earner father, blighted by ill health and lack of work during the lockdown, failed to repair the TV on which she was to attend virtual classes that began on Monday.

‘I’m going’: Unable to attend virtual class, Kerala Dalit girl kills herself

The 10th standard student, identified as Devika of Irimbiliyam Govt Higher Secondary School in Malappuram district took the drastic step because she could not attend online classes.