NEW DELHI: The principal and four other staff of south Delhi's Ryan International school were arrested on Thursday, five days after a six-year-old student was found dead in a water tank on the campus, triggering outrage.
Besides principal Sandhya Sabu (50), those arrested include class teacher Minakshi Kapoor (38) and drinking water system operator Yogesh Kholiya (23). Maintenance in-charge of the tank Puran Singh Bisht (65) and gardener Ram Narayan (44) were also arrested.
All five were arrested under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of IPC.
On Saturday, Divyansh Kakrora, a class I student, was found dead in the reservoir under the ampitheatre of the school.
School authorities had told the police that the boy was last seen before the seventh period, which was around 12.20 PM. They later found him floating in the reservoir and rushed him to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.
It was the hospital authorities and not those of school who had informed the police about the incident.
After preliminary investigation, the police had registered a case of negligence causing death at the Vasant Kunj North police station. Later in the day, the Delhi government had also ordered a magisterial probe.
The initial postmortem report of Divyansh suggested he died of drowning and no external injuries were found, police said.
The police had questioned the school authorities, including the principal, for five days.