La Martiniere

  • Rouvanjit case: Principal, teachers cleared of all charges September 21, 2012

    Kolkata: Kolkata's La Martiniere School principal Sunirmal Chakraborty and three teachers on Friday were cleared of all charges in the Rouvanjit Rawla suicide case. In 2010, the teenaged boy had committed suicide after he was allegedly caned and humiliated in the school. Additional District Session judge passed an order saying that...
  • Rouvanjit case: court refuses prosecutor change March 5, 2011

    Kolkata: A Fast Track Court on Saturday rejected the petition of the father of Rouvanjit Rawla, who committed suicide after allegedly being caned by a teacher of the La Martiniere school in Kolkata last year, seeking change of the public prosecutor in the case questioning his neutrality. RN Malik, judge of...
  • Rouvan case: Abetment to suicide charge upheld January 31, 2011

    Kolkata: The Chief Sessions Judge of Kolkata upheld the lower court order to include abetment to suicide charge against school Principal Sunirmal Chakraborty and three accused teachers of La Martiniere for Boys School in Kolkata. It has been a painful wait for Ajay Rawla fighting the long battle for justice for...
  • Rouvanjit Rawla case adjourned till Jan 31 January 28, 2011

    Kolkata: A sessions court in Kolkata adjourned the Rouvanjit Rawla case on Friday, till January 31. The court concluded the hearing of the petition moved by La Martiniere Principal Sunirmal Chakravarthi and three other teachers of the school, charged with abetment to Rawla's suicide. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rouvanjit's father Ajay...
  • La Mart teachers move higher court against order December 10, 2010

    Kolkata: The principal and three teachers of La Martiniere for Boys school, facing charges of abetment to suicide of 13-year-old student Rouvanjit Rawla, on Friday moved a higher court against the magisterial order for their trial. Claiming that the metropolitan judge of Bankshall Court had no jurisdiction to reframe charges,...
  • La Mart teachers challenge abetment to suicide charge December 8, 2010

    Kolkata: The principal and three teachers of La Martiniere for Boys School, who allegedly drove student Rouvanjit Rawla to commit suicide, on Wednesday challenged the order for their trial on charges of abetment to suicide of a child which carries a maximum sentence of death, in a higher court. ...
  • La Martiniere to take back expelled student December 4, 2010

    Kolkata: Kolkata's prestigious La Martiniere School on Friday agreed to take back its student Srijan Banerjee after a case was settled between the school and the student's parents in Supreme Court. The school has informed that Srijan can attend school from Monday and he will be promoted to Class V. The...
  • Another La Martiniere student awaits justice November 30, 2010

    La Martiniere hasn't allowed Srijan to attend classes after his parents filed a complain against school teachers asking for bribe to promote the ten-year old. ...
  • HC orders to tackle corporal punishment November 26, 2010

    Kolkata: The ripples of the Rouvanjit Rawla suicide case has finally reached the Calcutta High Court, which has ordered the West Bengal government to carry out wide publicity against corporal punishment in schools. The court has asked the state government to step up its publicity in both print and visual media....
  • Charges reframed in Rouvanjit death case November 19, 2010

    Kolkata : A city court of Kolkata today ordered that the principal and three teachers of the prestigious La Martiniere School in Kolkata be tried for driving Rouvanjit Rawla to commit suicide. An inquiry was started by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. The enquiry found principal Sunirmal...
  • Rouvanjit suicide: La Mart principal to stay October 5, 2010

    Kolkata: The La Martiniere School Governing Council, on Tuesday supported the principal and three other teachers, who were booked, in the Rouvanjit suicide case. The school Governing Council decided that no action will be taken against them for now. "There is no question of any change in their position. And they...
  • Rouvanjit suicide: La Martiniere to decide stand October 5, 2010

    Kolkata: The investigations into the tragic death of 13-year-old student Rouvanjit Rawla have taken a new turn after the La Martiniere School principal Sunirmal Chakraborty and three teachers were granted bail by a Kolkata court. That's after the police dropped the charge of abetment to suicide against them. The school's governing...
  • Rouvanjit case: La Mart principal gets bail October 4, 2010

    The principal and 4 other teachers of the La Martiniere school, who were arrested in the Rouvanjit Rawla suicide case, have been granted bail by a city court on Monday. ...
  • I had nearly given up hope: Rouvanjit's father October 4, 2010

    Rawla says the arrests of the principal and three other teachers have brought back his faith in the system. ...
  • I had nearly given up hope: Rouvanjit's father October 4, 2010

    Kolkata: Rouvanjit Rawla's father Ajay Rawla says the arrests of the principal and four other teachers of the La Martiniere school here have brought back his faith in the system as he had almost given up hope with no action against the school authorities following the suicide of his son...
  • Rouvanjit suicide: La Marts principal held October 4, 2010

    Seven months after the suicide, the principal and three other teachers of the Kolkata school are arrested. ...
  • Rouvanjit suicide: principal, teachers get bail October 4, 2010

    Kolkata: The principal and four other teachers of the La Martiniere school, who were arrested in the Rouvanjit Rawla suicide case, have been granted bail by a city court here on Monday on the bail bond of RS. 500 each. The principal and the four teachers were arrested on charges of...
  • Rouvanjit suicide: La Martiniere slams NCPCR July 31, 2010

    Kolkata: Kolkata's La Martiniere School board has questioned the authenticity of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) recommendation to the school following the suicide of one of its student Rouvanjit Rawla and ruled out removing the principal. La Martiniere School board, which met in Kolkata on Saturday, claims that...
  • NCPCR recommends removal of La Mart principal July 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Monday recommended the removal of the principal and vice-principal of Kolkata's La Martiniere School over the suicide of Class eight student Rouvanjit Rawla. "They not only used corporal punishment on the late Rouvanjit Rawla themselves, they also condoned the...
  • Kolkata in news again for corporal punishment July 17, 2010

    Kolkata: Refreshing unpleasant memories of La Martiniere incident, another Kolkata school faces allegations of corporal punishment. This time in focus is the St. James' School, accused of torturing a boy and pushing him towards a psychiatric disorder. School authorities, though deny all charges. ...
  • Corporal punishment reported from Kolkata school July 17, 2010

    Kolkata: Allegations of corporal punishment continue to come from Kolkata. Two more shocking incidents of violence have been reported from two schools in the city. In the first incident the parents of Siddharth Saha, a class 8 student of St James High School, have filed a complaint against six teachers including...
  • Bengal CM warns schools against caning students July 1, 2010

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has warned schools in the state to take the ban on corporal punishments seriously. Buddhadeb, while tabling a statement on the suicide by La Martiniere School student Rouvanjit Rawla in the Assembly on Thursday, said that many school still practiced corporal punishment. The Chief...
  • Suspend La Martiniere principal: Panel June 22, 2010

    New Delhi: A three-member team of a child rights body has sought suspension of the principal of Kolkata's La Martiniere School till the completion of a probe into the suicide of a student who committed suicide after being caned in school. While calling for action against Principal Sunirmal Chakravarthy, the National...
  • La Martiniere repents, abolishes caning June 18, 2010

    Kolkata: The Board of Governors of Kolkata's La Martiniere School, which is under fire in the Rouvanjit Rawla suicide case, has revised the school's rules and regulations and called for major penalties in case of corporal punishment. According to the new rule corporal punishment Is liable to disciplinary action with the...
  • La Martiniere alumni supports school June 17, 2010

    The debate over who is responsible for the suicide of La Martiniere student Rouvajit Rawla is raging. ...
  • Should La Martiniere principal be suspended? June 16, 2010

    Rouvanjit Rawla's case cannot be a trial by media, nor can it be guided by emotion alone. However, the fact is that there is a government inquiry which has been ordered into what is a very serious allegation. To ensure that the inquiry is free and fair, it may be...
  • La Martiniere case: Is principal accountable? June 15, 2010

    In a shocking incident that came from Kolkata's elite boys' school La Martiniere, 13-year-old Rouvanjit Rawla committed suicide allegedly after corporal punishment meted out to him by the school teachers, including the principal. CNN-IBN on Talking point asked: Should the La Martiniere principal be held accountable? Joining the discussion were:...
  • I want justice not apology: Rouvanjit's father June 15, 2010

    Kolkata: Rouvanjit Rawla's father Ajay Rawla wants the principal of Kolkata's La Martiniere School sacked for the death of his son. Rawla told CNN-IBN that an apology by La Martiniere School principal Surnimal Chakravarthi wasn't enough and the school must pay for the crime. "If they have broken the law of...
  • La Martiniere principal 'sorry' for caning Rouvan June 15, 2010

    Kolkata: The principal of Kolkata's La Martiniere School, Surnimal Chakravarthi, has apologised for corporal punishment in the school. Speaking to The Telegarph, Chakravarthi said that he caned 13-year-old Rouvanjit Rawla who later committed suicide. The principal also added that he would not cane any student again. "The board made it abundantly...
  • La Martiniere report gives principal clean chit June 14, 2010

    Kolkata: An internal school inquiry by La Martiniere school into the suicide of 13-year old Rouvanjit Rawla confirms that the school principal, Sunirmal Chakarvarthy, was indeed guilty of misconduct when he caned Rouvanjit and two of his classmates for indiscipline. But the report has de-linked the principal's action...