The Calcutta High Court on Monday asked the Centre to place before it a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report on the Daribhit school firing incident, which claimed two lives in September.
“Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty asked the Centre to place the report of NHRC before the court within two weeks. The next hearing is scheduled for after two weeks,” said Partha Ghosh, advocate for the families of Tapas Burman and Rajesh Sarkar, who were killed in the firing.
The two youths had died on the grounds of the Daribhit high school in Islampur following a clash between police and locals over the appointment of Urdu and Sanskrit teachers on September 20.
“I had pleaded to the court that the NHRC had sent a team to Daribhit and conducted an enquiry. They should file their report with the court,” added Ghosh.
Following the incident, an NHRC team had visited the area from October 10 to 12. In October, Tapas’s father Badal and Rajesh’s father Nilkamal had also filed a case in the Calcutta High Court on alleged police inaction in the matter.
The family members of the deceased and local residents of Islampur have alleged that the deaths were caused because of firing by police personnel. The state police have denied the allegations.
Later, the parents of the deceased and local residents also called for a CBI enquiry into the matter. The parents of the deceased were also taken to Delhi by state BJP leaders, where they met party national president Amit Shah and the NHRC chairman.
The school, which was ransacked by locals after the incident, remained shut for 120 days, only to re-open last Saturday. The state government has already suspended the headmaster and assistant headmaster.
The state government has handed over the case to the CID.