A student studying in Class X consumed poison after alleged caning by the teacher at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Karimangalam.

It was alleged that she was caned by a teacher on July 6. Since then, she was in a disturbed state of mind.

On July 10, she came to the school after taking poison at home. Her friends noticed something amiss and informed the teachers.

Immediately, she was taken to the government hospital at Karimangalam and later shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Dharmapuri.

S. Amuthavalli, Chief Educational Officer, said that the District Educational Officer had been deputed to conduct an inquiry into the incident.