No Incident of Mishaps Should Occur in Schools: Delhi HC

Divyansh Kakrora, a six-year-old Class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj here died after falling in a tank in his school on January 30.

Published: 25th February 2016 06:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2016 06:54 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court today said that no untoward incident should occur in any school in future like the ones in which the two kids died after falling into water tanks of their respective institutions here even as it sought suggestions to frame guidelines to prevent such incidents.         

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath further said the authorities concerned should give suggestions to the court so that it can give an order to prevent such kind of incident. "We would like to invite suggestions from the authorities concerned, so that on basis of which a court direction can be given to avoid such incidents in future," the judge said.   

It also said that on basis of the suggestion it will make an order, which has to be complied by all the schools of the national capital, so that no further untoward incident happen with the children of schools in future. The court's direction came during hearing of a PIL by Col (retd.) Devinder Sehrawat, MLA from Bijwasan constituency, through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, who has sought judicial inquiry into the deaths of the children and also called for disaster management assessment of all schools here.  

Divyansh Kakrora, a six-year-old Class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj here died after falling in a tank in his school on January 30. In a similar incident on January 27, five-year-old Ankit died after falling into an open septic tank in an MCD school in Kapashera area of south Delhi.           

Sehrawat also sought direction for payment of Rs 50 lakh each as compensation to families of the children, which was complied by the Delhi government. The plea urged that urgent steps be taken to "ensure that such ghastly incidents do not reoccur" in future. Meanwhile, Delhi police informed the court that it was the case of negligence and the people have been arrested.        

It, however, told the court that the postmortem reports of two boys can not be made public as it can harm the probe into the case.

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