Class IV student dies in Indirapuram school
A 10-year-old Class IV student at the GD Goenka Public School in Niti Khand area of Indirapuram died on the second floor corridor in the school premises on Tuesday morning, police said.
Victim's family members held the school administration responsible for the death of the child and alleged that he died after slipping down on the wet floor.
"My child's clothes were wet when he was handed over to us. The school administration said that his clothes got wet due to urine discharge. I not only doubt, but I am certain at this point that there was a presence of water on the floor," said victim's mother.
"The school authorities informed us late about the incident. Even the class teacher, in whose presence the incident took place, was brought before us later and only after repeated requests," she alleged.
The deceased has been identified as Arman Sehgal who lived in Vaishali locality of Ghaziabad.
The incident took place at around 7.50am when the boy was going to the classroom to appear in an internal examination of the school.
The boy died due to injuries to his head after he slipped in the corridor and collapsed.
The news created panic among the parents of other students and they immediately reached school to know the well being of their children but they told media persons that the school has denied them meeting their child before the school got over.
Meanwhile, the school authorities have denied for any presence of water on the floor and said that they will cooperate with the police investigations.
"The child fell on the floor while he was walking to the other classroom to appear for a weekly unit test. The school administration mourns over the sad demise and we will fully cooperate with his parents and the police for an investigation.
"There was no water on the floor and there was no water source in the vicinity of the incident spot," said GD Goenka school principal, Dr Kavita Sharma.
"Based on the complaint given by victim's father Gulshan Sehgal, an FIR has been registered against the school authority and the principal at Indirapuram police station under sections 304 and 201 IPC.
"We are examining the CCTV footage to ascertain the actual reason behind the demise. We are trying to find out the every possible circumstance that caused the boy to fall and die," said Akash Tomar, Superintendent of Police (City), Ghaziabad.