On 24th August five female contract teachers in West Bengal, tried to commit suicide in protest against their transfer to places far off from their homes. The teachers were rushed to NRS hospital, where the condition of two is reportedly serious. Com. Sujan Chakraborty, CPI(M) central committee member along with Com. Anadi Sahu, general secretary of the West Bengal unit of CITU visited the hospital and spoke to the doctors and police officers present.