NEW DELHI: Parents of six-year-old Devansh, who was found dead in a water reservoir in Ryan International School, today welcomed Delhi government's recommendation for a CBI probe into the incident, saying their hopes of getting justice have been strengthened.
"We have been demanding a CBI probe into the tragedy right from day one because the circumstances under which he died were too suspicious. Delhi government's recommendation for CBI probe has strengthened our hopes that we will get justice," his father Ramheet Meena, a paramedical staffer at AIIMS, said.
"We urge the Central government to order the probe at the earliest," he added. Earlier in the day, the aggrieved family met Police Commissioner BS Bassi and requested him for a fair probe.
"We have doubts that the police are siding with the school authorities and the investigation is not being conducted fairly. We expressed our apprehensions before him too," Meena said. On January 30, Devansh Kakrora, a class 1 student at Ryan International School in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj, was found dead in a reservoir under the school's amphitheater, following which the principal of the school, a teacher and three non-teaching staff were arrested on the charge of negligence causing the boy's death. All of them had got bail the same day.
The child's parents had written to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, HRD Minister Smriti Irani and the Prime Minister's Office demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident.