Shocked by the death of a 17-year-old Delhi schoolgirl following an asthma attack, students have launched a campaign on the cyberspace demanding action against those responsible for "negligence".
They have formed a number of communities on social networking website -- Facebook -- and one such group has 182 members, mostly the schoolmates of Aakriti Bhatia. Mohit Goyal, a student, wrote that although he never knew Aakriti, those who are guilty of negligence should be brought to justice.
Voicing similar sentiments, Malika, a student in United Arab Emirates and Jazib Farid, studying in Riyadh's International English School, wrote: "This is truly bad. One of the best CBSE schools in India is facing such a shame today. Something should be done."
Akkriti, a class 12 student of Modern School, Vasant Vihar died last Monday last after an asthma attack. Her parents and friends have accused the school authorities of negligence.
Shivam Bhardwaj, another student, wrote, "All that happened was really sad because
Aakriti could have been saved if the school had acted wisely and not insensitively".