Senior classes resume at GD Birla, junior sections to follow suit today
Kolkata: After a stalemate of six days, classes at the GD Birla Centre for Education resumed on Thursday. The school had been closed since last Friday after protests from guardians had rocked the premises, following the sexual abuse of a four-year-old girl in the school at Ranikuthi.
Classes for XI and XII began from 7 am, while classes for X commenced at 10 am. However, the junior section of the school did not open on Thursday and is scheduled to open from Friday. Some students of the junior section were not aware of this and had to return home.
"The development happened so late that we could not get the real picture. We are happy that classes will resume from Friday," said Sudip Nath, a guardian.
Principal of the school Sharmila Nath, who has been removed from her duties, reacted on Thursday, "Am I the only one responsible? I know my responsibility towards students and have done that," Nath claimed. "I am being victimised before knowing the real facts," she asserted.
The victim, who had suddenly complained of pain in her abdomen and was admitted at a private hospital in Salt Lake, was released on Thursday evening.
"She is perfectly healthy.
We have given her antibiotics and a pain killer. She has been discharged. Her parents came and took her home," a spokesperson of the private hospital said.
The detective department of Kolkata Police investigating the sexual abuse case as well as the role of the principal, summoned four persons including two attendants and a teacher at the Lal Bazar headquarters for interrogation.
The two attendants were scheduled to keep an eye on the bathroom where the victim was sexually abused.