GD Goenka student's death: Parents sit on indefinite strike
Mourning over the death of their 10-year-old son Arman Sehgal in Indirapuram's GD Goenka School, the parents on Tuesday sat on an indefinite strike outside the main gate of the school. The parents alleged the death of their child was a part of school's negligence and demanded strict and immediate actions against the school administration.
On August 1, deceased class IV student, Arman Sehgal died after a fall at the school campus while he was going to attend an internal examination. The kid was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
The parents alleged that Arman's clothes were wet while the body was handed over to them which indicate that there was water on the floor due to which he slipped and suffered a head injury. The postmortem reports also say that the death was caused due to an internal head injury.
Following which the parents lodged an FIR against the school authorities for their negligence and destruction of evidence. Apart from this, they have alleged police laxity in making arrests even a week after the incident.
"In our country it is very easy for the rich and powerful people to keep them safe even after committing such a grievous crime," said Arman's mother Swati Sehgal.
"Though the entire school premises have CCTV coverage but the corridor where Arman fell had no CCTV camera installed. The spot where my child died was also cleaned by the school and police were giving enough time to the school officials to seek a legal remedy and destroy evidence," alleged Swati Sehgal.
"We are demanding a CBI inquiry in the case. As Arman is no more now but we are fighting for other students who could face a similar fate at some school," said Arman's mother.
Meanwhile, the Allahabad High Court is to hear on Thursday the case of Arman. After issuance of notice from the High Court on Tuesday, the parents lifted their dharna from outside the school which they started in the morning.
The police registered a criminal case against the principal and the management of the school for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destroying evidence under sections 304 and 201 of IPC.
But the school filed a petition in Allahabad High Court for quashing the FIR and to grant stay on the arrest in the case. The court issued notice to both parties after the parents filed a caveat in the court.