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BJP workers demonstrate before La Martiniere school

BJP activists today demonstrated in front of La Martiniere for Boys School in Kolkata demanding dismissal of its principal for caning a student which allegedly led him commit suicide.

kolkata Updated: Jun 14, 2010 16:00 IST

BJP activists on Monday demonstrated in front of La Martiniere for Boys School in Kolkata demanding dismissal of its principal for caning a student which allegedly led him commit suicide.

Demanding strict action against school principal Sunirmal Chakraborty, about 40 BJP activists shouted slogans and jostled with the police which prevented them from storming the premises.

West Bengal BJP secretary Ritesh Tewari demanded that the the state government file a criminal case against Chakraborty in connection with the incident.

13-year-old Rouvan Rawla, a student of La Martiniere, had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his home after being caned by the school principal on February 12 for indiscipline, according to a complaint lodged by the father of the child.

The charges were being investigated by the Kolkata Police and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

The state government had announced the previous week that it was planning to set up an appropriate body to deal with the issue of corporal punishment.