The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Jonali, a principal of a private school in Guwahati after she was accused of verbally abusing a class VIII girl who had later committed suicide.

The girl student of Modern English School in Guwahati, who attempted suicide on December 24, passed away on Sunday.

The student attempted suicide by jumping off the school’s fifth-floor at 11:30 am on Friday.

The family members of the student have alleged that the school principal, Jonali Das, had mentally harassed the girl student.

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It has been alleged that the school principal had verbally abused the girl during the school’s Sports Week.

Immediately after being abused by the principal, the Class VIII student made a suicide attempt by jumping off the fifth floor of the school’s building.

The girl succumbed to her injuries at 3:30 am on Sunday.

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As the news of her death spread like wildfire, the Deori People’s Forum staged a protest and locked the school where the deceased studied.

A large number of people from the Deori community blocked the approach road towards the school as part of the protest.

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