The occasion of Raksha Bandhan turned foul at a school in Agartala. Forced to wear a rakhi from his girlfriend, an 18-year-old student jumped off the school building.
It all began when Dilip Kumar Saha, his girlfriend and their parents were summoned by the school on Monday, a day after Raksha Bandhan.
For whatever reasons, the principal and some teachers of the private school demanded at this meeting that the girl tie a rakhi on Dilip’s wrist to mark their relationship as that of a brother and sister’s.
Despite being forced, both the teenagers refused to do so. Things, however, did not stop there.
Police say that after this, Dilip headed to the second floor of the school building and jumped off it.
Dilip is said to have survived the fall, but is currently in a critical condition.
The incident has triggered a massive protest at the school, where students and guardians are demanding the arrest of the guilty teachers.
Police have started an investigation after the school authorities filed a complaint.