Delhi boy dies after falling off school building while flying kite

  • Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2016 12:01 IST
The incident took place in east Delhi a day before Raksha Bandhan. The boy’s sisters are still in shock and denying that their brother is no more. (Representative Photo) (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

A Class 6 student of a Delhi government school in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri died after he fell off the roof of his school building while flying a kite with friends, police said.

The 12-year-old boy, Sahil, suffered multiple injuries and was admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in a critical condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries a day later. He was a student of Rajkiya Sarvodaya Vidyalaya .

He lived in Trilokpuri with his parents, a brother, and four sisters, who were planning to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with him like every year.

Neighbours say his sisters are still in shock and not ready to accept that their brother is no more.

The boy’s family members and neighbours have blamed the school authorities for being negligent. They have alleged that the school administration never bothered to construct a boundary wall on the roof. “Sahil accidentally slipped from the roof while flying a kite. A boundary wall could have averted the tragedy,” a neighbour told the police.

Sahil’s family members have also accused the local police of not taking any action against the school administration. They have alleged that even six days after the incident, no FIR has been registered.

Rishipal Singh, deputy commissioner of police (east), confirmed that the boy accidentally fell off the school building’s roof while flying a kite. “He and a few other children were flying kites on the roof when he slipped. We are looking into the matter,” said Singh.

The police said that Sahil and other children went to the terrace of the building on the third floor for flying kites after classes were over in the afternoon. Sources in the police said Sahil had not attended the school in the morning. They said some construction work was going on at the school at the time of the accident. Further inquiry into the incident was on.

(HT has contacted the Directorate of Education for a comment. The report will be updated soon after it responds)

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