Rouvanjit case: Hearing for trial of four teachers on March 5

The hearing for trial of four teachers of La Martiniere School for Boys, accused in the suicide case of Rouvanjit Rawla, would begin on March 5.

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 22:03 PM IST

Kolkata: The hearing for trial of four
teachers of La Martiniere School for Boys, accused in the
suicide case of Rouvanjit Rawla, would begin on March 5.

Fast Track Third Court judge Rabindranath Malik, to whom
the case was transferred for hearing by the Chief Judge of
City Sessions Court Dipak Saha Roy, today directed that the
matter would be taken up for hearing on March 5.
A magistrate had on November 19 ordered the four
teachers, including school principal Sunirmal Chakraborti, be
tried under section 305 (abetment to suicide of a child),
section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt) and section 34 (common
intention) of IPC.

Section 305, if proved, can invite death sentence.

Rouvanjit had been found hanging at his residence on
February 12, last year, four days after being allegedly caned
by the principal for misbehaviour and disobedience.

Chakravarti and the three teachers-- Garnian, Partho
Dutta and David Raun-- had been arrested on October 4, 2010
for the suicide of the Class VII student, but were given bail
on the same day by the chief metropolitan magistrate as all
the sections of IPC they were charged with were bailable.
The case had been filed by Rouvanjit father Ajay Rawla
under section 305 (abetment to suicide of a minor) of IPC, but
the police had filed lesser charges under sections 323 and 324
(punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 352 (punishment
without grave provocation) and 23 of the Juvenile Justice
(negligence of duty).

Rawla had filed a police complaint at the Shakespeare
Sarani police station here four months after the incident.

PTI