The principal and two teachers of a private school in the city have been asked to proceed on compulsory leave for their alleged involvement in mishandling an incident that lead to a suicide attempt by a high school student of the institution.
The condition of the student, who jumped off from the terrace of the school building on Monday and admitted to G B Pant hospital is now better, a police officer said.
The state education minister Ratan Lal Nath who rushed to the hospital on being informed, interacted with the family and assured them justice.
The school authorities have asked the principal and the two assistant teachers to go on compulsory leave till March 31 to defuse tension within the school premises, director of the school Kashinath Das said in a statement yesterday.
The students also refused to board the school bus yesterday after school hours demanding resignation of the principal.
Assistant inspector general of police (law & order), Smriti Ranjan Das said, "A specific complaint accusing the principal and the two assistant teachers of humiliating the student was lodged with the Airport Police Station today. Now, the police will act as per the law."
Another police officer, on condition of anonymity said, that the school authorities had come to know that the Class 12 student was in love with a Class 10 student of the same school.
"On Monday, both of them were summoned by the principal and the girl was asked to tie a Rakhi on the boy's wrist, but they declined to do so," he said.
The principal then summoned the boy's parents and informed of the affair. She also allegedly threatened to rusticate the student from the school for three years.
"Following the humiliation, the student ran out of the principal's chamber and jumped off the roof of the school building," the police officer said.