Two suicide-related incidents this year prompt move. On May 30, PhD scholar Manjula Devak was found hanging in her room. The IIT Director, however, had said cited “personal problems” as the reason. In March, a first year student had allegedly jumped from the hostel building, but survived. Some peers had alleged it was due to academic stress.
Rejecting the application of the principal and three teachers of Kolkatas La Martiniere for Boys School,a Sessions Court on Monday gave the go-ahead to prosecute them for abetment of suicide of a juvenile in connection with the death of Rouvanjit Rawla,a class VIII student,last year.