child death case: HC directs police to submit report

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the city police to hand over a copy of its report on the death of a class I student of South Point School to the child’s mother within a day.

Justice Dipankar Dutta directed Kolkata Police to hand over the copy of the report, wherein it has reportedly said there was no lapse on the part of the school and that he died of illness, to his mother Ruchira Sarkar by Friday.

The city police had filed the report before Alipore Court on December 28.

Rajanya Sarkar, a class I student at South Point School in South Kolkata, was found unconscious in school on May 8, 2014, and had been taken to a local nursing home where he died a little later. Ruchira Sarkar had filed a complaint with Gariahat police station alleging negligence on the part of the school.

The school authorities have denied any negligence on its part and held that all steps to ensure quickest medical redressal to the child were taken by the teachers.

The mother, who had filed a petition before the Calcutta High Court in 2015 alleging police inaction, on Thursday claimed through her lawyer that she had not been supplied with a copy of the report and that she was not intimated that the police was going to file the report before the Alipore Court.

Justice Dutta directed the police to hand over a copy of the report to the mother and gave her liberty to mention the case before the court thereafter.
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