Police trying to figure out how Ryan student reached water tank

  • HT Correspondent, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 00:40 IST
Forensic experts on Tuesday tried to recreate the scene before Divyansh drowned in a water tank at Ryan International School. (Mohd Zakir/HT)

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notices to city government, Delhi Police, South DMC and Ryan International School on a PIL seeking a judicial inquiry into the death of a six-year-old Class I student in the premises of the school on January 30.

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also sought response from Delhi Disaster Management and an MCD school in Kapashera area of South Delhi where a five-year-old boy died after falling into an open septic tank on January 27.

“Its very very unfortunate. It’s a matter which needs consideration. File status report on the action taken by all the concerned authorities and also the proposed action plan to ensure no such incidents happen again,” said the be posting the matter for February 9.

The HC order came on AAP legislator Col. Devinder Sehrawat (retd.) seeking a judicial inquiry into the death of both the kids.

Sehrawat also sought similar inquiry into the death of the kid after falling into an open septic tank in an MCD school in Kapashera area on January 27.

The PIL has sought direction for payment of Rs 50 lakh each as compensation to the families of the deceased kids.

Besides the judicial inquiry, Sehrawat has also asked the high court to pass an order for immediate disaster assessment of all the schools in Delhi by a committee comprising of the representatives of Delhi government, MCD officials, disaster management authority and Delhi Police.

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