Kolkata: New Town is in the news for the second consecutive day. After the death of a schoolboy yesterday in a wall collapse, today a mob carried out massive vandalism in a high school over the physical affair of a teacher with a girl student.
The incident has taken place at Patharghata High School in New Town. The mob of over a hundred people has broken several windows and doors of the government-run school demanding suspension of the accused teacher.
The trouble began after some people of the locality received a video on WhatsApp wherein a young man is seen hugging and kissing a teenage girl student during a coaching class in the presence of other students. People identified the man to be the school’s science teacher Arindam Kumar Mondal and the girl a class X student at the school.
Peeved at this, over a hundred people turned up at the school today morning and started agitating demanding action against the teacher. The school authorities locked up the gate to deter the agitators but this boomeranged.
The angry people, mostly youths, broke into the campus and took to massive vandalism. They broke furniture, doors, and windows. Teachers and staff of school got trapped in the vandalism. It was then that they informed the police.
A team from New Town police arrived and pacified the agitators by detaining the accused teacher. The school principal has said that the school will investigate the matter and take punitive steps against the teacher if found guilty.