Teach­ers ‘pun­ished’ for stu­dent’s sui­cide at­tempt

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA -

Agar­tala: The prin­ci­pal and two teach­ers of a pri­vate school here have been asked to pro­ceed on com­pul­sory leave for their al­leged in­volve­ment in mis­han­dling an in­ci­dent, lead­ing to a sui­cide at­tempt by a high school stu­dent of the in­sti­tu­tion.

The con­di­tion of the stu­dent, who jumped off from the roof of the school build­ing on Mon­day and ad­mit­ted to G B Pant hospi­tal is now bet­ter, a po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Af­ter get­ting the in­for­ma­tion, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Ratan Lal Nath had rushed to the hospi­tal, in­ter­acted with the fam­ily mem­bers and as­sured them of jus­tice.

The school au­thor­i­ties have asked the prin­ci­pal and the two as­sis­tant teach­ers to go on com­pul­sory leave till March 31 to defuse ten­sion in the school premises, Direc­tor of the school Kashinath Das said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

The stu­dents had re­fused to board the school bus af­ter school hours yes­ter­day de­mand­ing res­ig­na­tion of the prin­ci­pal. When con­tacted, As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (Law & Or­der), Sm­riti Ran­jan Das said, “A spe­cific com­plaint ac­cus­ing the prin­ci­pal and the two as­sis­tant teach­ers of hu­mil­i­at­ing the stu­dent was lodged with the Air­port Po­lice Sta­tion to­day. Now, the po­lice will act as per the law.”

An­other po­lice of­fi­cer said on con­di­tion of anonymity that the school au­thor­i­ties had come to know that the class 12 stu­dent had fallen in love with a class 10 stu­dent of the same school.

“On Mon­day, both of them were sum­moned by the prin­ci­pal and the girl was asked to tie a Rakhi on the boy’s wrist but they de­clined to do so,” he said.

The prin­ci­pal then sum­moned the boy’s par­ents and in­formed them of the af­fair. She also al­legedly threat­ened to rus­ti­cate the stu­dent from the school for three years.

“Fol­low­ing the hu­mil­i­a­tion, the stu­dent ran out of the prin­ci­pals cham­ber and jumped off the roof of the school build­ing,” the po­lice of­fi­cer said.

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