Kolkata: GD Birla School in south Kolkata where a four-year-old KG student was sexually assaulted by two teachers last week is in a deeper mess. Principal Sharmila Nath sent out a letter to all parents of the school on December 2 explaining the reason why the school was shut for an indefinite period. Contrary to all practical and ethical standards, the principal mentioned the name of the four-year-old girl who was assaulted in the letter.
While sympathising with the parents over their concern about children's education due to the closure of the school, Sharmila mentioned that the case of (name of child) was under investigation by the police. The mention of the victim in such a sensitive case left parents of the school's students shocked.
Later realizing the blunder, the school spokesperson, Subhash Mohanty, said it was unfortunate that the name of the child had been revealed. However, he justified it as an “accident, resulting out of the stress that every person is in due to the situation”.
He was only worried about the legal implications this might have rather than the effect it might have on the child. The school authorities had earlier denied all allegations, terming the incident 'a minor mischief'. The school sacked the accused teachers on Sunday.