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Schoolgirl died of prolonged standing: report

Medical report accessed by HT says her eyes were dilated when she was brought in. A case of death due to negligence has been filed, reports Tanya Ashreena.

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2009 00:19 IST
Tanya Ashreena

Although the police were awaiting for the autopsy report of Shanno Khan (11) to initiate action against the teacher, the medical report of the child accessed by Hindustan Times says she died due to “prolonged standing”.

Shanno was allegedly made to squat with bricks on her shoulders under the hot sun for two hours when she could not spell an English word.

The medical report says the victim’s eyes were dilated and were not moving when she was brought to the hospital.

Shanno, who has three more siblings, had celebrated her 11th birthday on March 2.

“She was brought to us on transport ventilator in a post-convulsion state on Thursday. Her pulse was weak and blood pressure was low. There was no improvement till Friday afternoon. She passed away around 2 pm.” said A.P. Dubey, head of paediatric ward, Lok Nayak Hospital

Her father denied that she had any medical problems. “She was a healthy child. I blame the teacher for her death. We would like to see both the teacher and the principal punished,” Mohammad Ayub Khan, her father said.

The parents were informed about the incident on Wednesday afternoon. “Shaina (9), our younger daughter, told us that Shanno had been unable to spell a world, and therefore was punished,” said Khan.

He added that Shanno was an average student. “There were hardly any complaints against her as a student. Like every other day, she happily went to school on Wednesday,” said Khan.

A case of death due to negligence has been registered at Narela police station and police are awaiting the report submitted by a board of directors before they arrest the teacher.