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West Bengal ragging death: School principal gets bail

A West Bengal court on Monday granted bail to the school principal who was arrested following the death of a minor girl student after she was allegedly ragged inside the school in North 24-Parganas district.



Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Monday granted bail to the school principal who was arrested following the death of a minor girl student after she was allegedly ragged inside the school in North 24-Parganas district.

Helen Sarkar was granted bail on a Rs.5,000 bond, her counsel Subhas Dutta said.

Sarkar, principal of the Christ Church School in Dum Dum, was arrested Thursday night and subsequently remanded to three days` police custody following protests by parents who blamed her for the death of 10-year-old Oindrila Das.
The Class 5 student died Wednesday a week after she was allegedly locked up inside the school toilet by some of her seniors who demanded money from her.

Sarkar was booked under several non-bailable charges following a police complaint by the dead girl`s family.

The protestors Thursday vandalised the school and forced Sarkar to publicly apologise for Oindrila`s death as well as step down from the principal`s chair.
Over a dozen people have been arrested so far for the vandalism, which has evoked criticism from political parties and Governor M.K. Narayanan.

IANS

From Zee News

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