Kolkata ragging: 11 more arrested for vandalism in school in West Bengal

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 23:32

Kolkata: Eleven more persons, including two women, were arrested on Sunday in connection with the vandalism at a Christian Missionary school, a class V student of which had died after allegedly being confined to a toilet by her seniors on September 11.

Altogether, 14 persons have been taken into custody in the case, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Biswajit Ghose said, adding, eight of them did not have any connection with the Christ Church Girls` High School at Dum Dum.

Of the 11 persons arrested during the day, nine were produced before the additional chief judicial magistrate`s court in Barrackpore and were remanded to three-day police custody.

Three persons, two guardians and an outsider, were arrested yesterday after being charged with intrusion, vandalism and some other sections of the IPC and remanded to police custody.

Meanwhile, teachers of the school today visited the house of Oindrila Das and consoled her parents.

On September 12, the school`s principal Helen Sarkar was arrested on the charge of negligence of duty after she resigned as principal under pressure from guardians who, along with outsiders, ransacked the school in protest against the alleged confinement of Oindrila in a toilet by seniors, which allegedly led to her death subsequently.

Governor MK Narayanan yesterday had ticked off the parents who had indulged in ransacking school offices after the death of Oindrila, saying, "I am depressed. If parents don`t have discipline, what can you expect from the children?"


First Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 23:32

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