Featured Image: Missing Bisheswar Pal in inset photo.
By A Newsman
Kolkata, 05 September: THE principal of Kolkata’s famed Scottish Church Collegiate School has been taken ill after family members and relatives of a missing student carried out a prolonged agitation in his chamber since today morning.
Principal Bivash Sanyal had to be taken down from the school on a stretcher by police and then taken to a nearby hospital on an ambulance after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain. He is still admitted at the hospital.
The agitation was being carried out over a class X student ~ Bisheswar Pal of Kankurgachi in north Kolkata ~ going missing since Saturday 03 September. This came after the school authorities had temporarily suspended the student early last week for allegedly tampering with his mathematics exam score.
The missing boy’s family lodged an FIR at Burtolla police station on Saturday night itself saying that Bisheswar had gone to school on Saturday but there was no trace of him when his father went to pick up him after school.
While police initiated a probe into the boy going missing, his family members and relatives turned up at the school today morning. Accusing the teachers of creating mental pressure on their son leading to him going missing, they resorted to an agitation confining the principal in his chamber.
This is even as the school authorities showed them the attendance register wherein Bisheswar is marked absent on Saturday. The school clarified that Bisheswar had been suspended for tampering with his score for mathematics paper in which he had failed and hence there was no question of him coming to school on Saturday.
But the agitating family members and relatives were not convinced and went on with their protests with continuous exchange of words with the principal. This is even as the police had rushed into the school to avert any untoward incident arising out of the agitation.
With the agitation continuing for hours together, principal Sanyal fell ill and he was rushed to a nearby hospital by police. During this, the agitators tried to stop the ambulance alleging that the principal was pretending to be ill.
Meanwhile, there is still no trace of the missing boy even as police are continuing with the search.