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Negligence of teachers led to accident that killed boy: cops

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 15, 2013
First Published: 00:13 IST(15/10/2013) | Last Updated: 01:38 IST(15/10/2013)

The Delhi Police will no longer regard the case of Roshan Lama as that of causing hurt. Instead, the force will probe it as death due to negligence, sources said.

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Lama, a Class 6 student of a government school at Chittaranjan Park in south Delhi, was hurt while trying to save a classmate who was in the way of a javelin that had been thrown by a Class 12 student.

A case under Section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) was registered at the CR Park police station. Two physical education teachers, Sushil Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Chawla, have been arrested after they were found to be negligent. They are out on bail.

The Class 12 student whose javelin had pierced Lama’s head was also detained three days after the incident.

He was charged for his negligence in practising the game without anybody’s permission and requisite monitoring. A special report/apprehension memo was filed and submitted before the juvenile justice board, following which the boy was let off and handed over to his parents.

“The two teachers were negligent and this led to the tragic incident. They were in the staff room while the practice was on,” a senior investigating officer said.
“The students of Class 12 got javelins without permission and were practising without any supervision,” the officer added.

On Monday, Lama’s body was handed over to his family after the post-mortem. His last rites were conducted in the evening.

“None of the school’s administrators turned up,” Suraj Lama, Lama’s father, said.

Read: Negligence of teachers?


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