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Parents put blame on school management

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 02:50 IST
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Some parents of the students studying in CMS, Rajajipuram branch, staged a demonstration outside the school premises on Sunday in protest against death of a student, who fell from the third-floor of the school building three days back.

The protest, which is likely to continue on Monday too, is primarily aimed at what the guardians claim ‘negligence’ of the school administration in ensuring safety of the students studying there.

Nine-year-old Shaurya Tripathi, a class III student, fell from the third floor building. He was rushed to Trauma Centre of KGMU where he succumbed to his injuries.

On Sunday, guardians of Shaurya Tripathi visited the SSP office to highlight the negligence of the school administration that led to the death Shaurya. They were quite upset that instead of apologising for the incident, the school management tried to downplay the incident. “The school charges a hefty fees from students and if it cannot ensure the safety of the kids then what is the necessity of sending children to a school whose management is completely insensitive,” an angry guardian asked.

How did Shaurya fell down? There are several theories that are doing the rounds. A popular theory is that Shaurya was apparently leaning from the third floor when he lost his balance due to his heavy schoolbag. “The heavy schoolbag probably resulted in the tragedy. What is the need for such heavy bags for school kids? Then again, shouldn’t there be someone to guard the students? All this shows how insensitive the school management is,” another guardian asked.

Still another guardian said that the biggest fault was that classes for students studying in senior classes are held on the ground floor while those for the kids are held upstairs. After Sunday’s demonstration, CMS founder Jagdish Gandhi met the guardians. He reportedly listened to the suggestions given by the guardians and assured them that steps would be taken to prevent such incidents.

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