Kolkata Christ Church High school principal arrested over student's death

Kolkata, Sept 12 : The principal of Christ Church Girls' High School Helen Sarkar on Thursday was arrested over the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been allegedly ragged by her seniors.

Earlier in the day, she apologized to a huge crowd of angry parents who ransacked the school, damaging computers and furniture, and demanded action against the school authorities.

She pleaded to the irate crowds to keep their calm, by saying if any such incident had happened in the school, the culprits would not be spared.

"I have commenced investigating the matter and the culprits will be given strict punishment. If such an incident has happened, we will obviously conduct an inquiry," she said.

Oindrila Das, a student of class 6, died on Wednesday, eight days after her seniors locked her in the bathroom for not giving them Rs.100.

According to reports, she fell ill and complained to her parents, after which she was admitted to a nursing home. Oindrila's family said doctors found nothing physically wrong and released her from the nursing home on Monday.

Her parents alleged that she went into a depression following the ragging incident. Her parents also suspect wrong treatment by the doctor, who reportedly gave her an injection on Tuesday. Admitted to a hospital last night, she was declared brought dead.

Oindrila's parents have since filed a police complaint against the school.

--ANI (Posted on 13-09-2013)

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