Probe report on Delhi student’s death suggests heinous crime: Sisodia

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 06, 2016 19:07 IST
Deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia. Sisodia said on Saturday, February 6, 2016, that the probe report into the death of a Ryan School student suggests a ‘heinous crime’. (ANI)

The magisterial probe into the death of Ryan School student Devansh Kakora suggests a “heinous crime” and the investigations so far have “ignored” the observations of the child’s parents, Delhi government said on Saturday.

“The observation of the parents is being ignored that the private parts of the child had cotton in them. The report is indicating towards a heinous crime. And saying that he had a disorder amounts to running away from responsibilities,” deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.

Sisodia termed as “conspiratorial” the alleged attempts on the part of the school management to betray an impression that the six-year-old, who was found dead in a water tank inside its campus, was a “special child”.

The “deliberate” inaction of Ryan International School authorities that amounts to “gross criminal negligence” led to the death of the child, the report produced by SDM Sonal Swaroop has said. It slammed the authorities for “insinuating” him to be special kid.

Read | Swim coach didn’t rescue drowned child, Ryan Int’l accused of neglect

Sisodia said the findings of the report raise a “lot of questions” as to how the school could be so “careless”. The government is studying its contents and would take appropriate action, he said.

“The time that elapsed due to deliberate inaction by the school staff in rescuing Devansh amounts to gross criminal negligence. Had the time essentially wasted in discussion, calling for a particular person and denial, been utilised in rescuing the drowned child it would have been pivotal in saving his life,” the report has observed.

Meanwhile, police have said that they are working on inputs provided by the boy’s father and no angle would be left out during investigation.

“We are doing the investigation purely on merit,” said Prem Nath, DCP South. He also said that police is still awaiting the post mortem report of the child.

Devansh was found dead last Saturday, in the reservoir under the amphitheatre of the school located in South Delhi. The initial postmortem report of Devansh suggested he died of drowning and no external injuries were found, police had said.

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