Education minister Partha Chatterjee in a file photo.
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Kolkata: The state government has suspended the headmaster and the assistant headmaster of Darvit High School in North Dinajpur where two youths had died of bullet injuries during a police-student clash in September.

Ever since the incident, the school has been lying shut due to protest by local people and a section of the students. The dead bodies of the two youths have been kept buried by their families demanding a CBI probe into the killings.

State education minister Partha Chatterjee today said in Kolkata that headmaster Abhijit Kundu and assistant headmaster Nur-ul Huda were summoned to the education depart headquarters Bikash Bhavan at Salt Lake yesterday and were sought an explanation for the September incident.

“Both of them failed to come up with a satisfactory reply and hence, they have been suspended with immediate effect. The school managing committee, which has completed three years, has also been dissolved and SDO Islampur has been appointed as an interim administrator,” Chatterjee said.

The minister pointed out that with the school remaining shut for so many days the students are being deprived of education. “All issues can be resolved through a dialogue. We shall all keep in mind the interests of the students. We have decided to reopen the school from 10 November,” he said.

The announcement comes even as earlier this week, the bereaved families and local people foiled a meeting convened by the district inspector of schools to discuss the reopening of Darvit High School. Their stand is that until a CBI probe is ordered into the firing on students, the school shall remain shut.

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