The pupil from Mathole High School in Mahlabathini northern KZN, who bullied another pupil, pulled and tore her panties was arrested yesterday.
The 16-year-old grade 11 pupil was arrested as she left hospital after being discharged. She was receiving treatment after trying to commit suicide by drinking poison.
Her 38-year-old mother revealed that her daughter was rushed to the hospital after drinking dip tank poison.
She said her 16-year-old daughter is in a critical but stable condition.
The daughter told her mum she drank the stuff to kill herself on Monday afternoon after reading negative comments about her action on social network where people criticized her.
Her family found her lying down complaining of unbearable stomach pains.
They found the dip tank poison container next to her and immediately rushed her to the hospital where doctors confirmed that she drank poison.
The bully pupil appeared at Mahlabathini Magistrates Court yesterday and was released to the custody of her parents as she is still a minor.
Her name will not be published to protect her as she is still to reach majority age.
She will be back in court again on 14 October for further investigation. Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the pupil is facing assault and defamation of character charges from the incident that was widely shared on social media after allegedly bullied another pupil.
The Mathole High School grade 11 pupil tried to take her own life after she realised how people where lashing at her on social media about the bullying incident.
Her problems compounded after the school immediately suspended her after education MEC Kwazi Mshengu strongly condemned the incident.
Mshengu sent a psychologists to counsel the pupil that was bullied as other pupils watched and some cheered as she was being undressed and pulled on the gravel according to Daily Sun
The incident happened on Friday last week and has been widely condemned
Chaosafrica News has learnt the girls are friends and related.