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Committee starts probe into Akkriti's death

delhi Updated: Apr 25, 2009 19:22 IST

A committee appointed by Delhi Government on Saturday began a probe to ascertain whether the death of Akkriti Bhatia, a student of a prominent city school, occurred due to "negligence" by school authorities.

The inquiry committee, headed by Regional Director of Education Sunita S Koshik, visited the Modern School, Vasant Vihar, and spoke to the teachers and authorities about the entire incident of Monday.

Akkriti's death after an asthma attack has created a controversy with her parents alleging that she died due to "negligence" by the school authorities.

The team has been given the mandate to find out whether there were any lapses on the part of the school authorities, leading to the death of Akkriti.

The autopsy report has said that she died due to asthma attack.

"On Saturday the team visited the school and spoke to the school authorities, teachers and others. They will study the circumstances that led to the incident and that whether the school has adequate facility to respond to emergency cases," a senior Delhi Government official told PTI.

Delhi government rules say that schools should have a medical officer for the welfare of students, the official said.