"There is no question of sacking the principal. He is
innocent unless proved guilty," secretary of the school
Supriyo Dhar said.
Rouvanjit Rawla, a Class VIII student of the school,
was caned by the school's principal, Sunirmal Chakrabarthy,
for allegedly being indiscipline.
The father of the child had last week filed a police
complaint claiming the caning had caused depression in the
child, which finally led him to commit suicide.
The complaint was filed a good four months after the
The principal had on Tuesday described the caning as a
'mistake', saying "I have apologised to the school board and
for this I am ready to face the consequences".
Chakrabarthy, however, had insisted the caning should not
be linked to the student's death. "I think it is stretching it
a bit too far," he said.
Kolkata: The authorities of La Martiniere
for Boys' School today refused to sack its principal for
caning a student who allegedly committed suicide four days
later last February.
First Published: Friday, June 18, 2010, 00:28