Autopsy of class 1 student who died after ‘beating’ from teacher at Ghaziabad school inconclusive
The boy was a student of kindergarten and was promoted to class 1 by the school authorities on January 10. The same day, his mother had gone to the school to pay the fee. While she returned home, she got a call from the school, informing her that the boy was unwellgurgaon Updated: Jan 14, 2018 23:10 IST
The police said the reason for the death of a class 1 student of a Ghaziabad school on January 10 is unclear in the post-mortem examination report, as there was no injury mark on the body.
It was alleged that the boy had allegedly died due to a beating he had received from a teacher in the school, located in Loni.
The boy was a student of kindergarten and was promoted to class 1 by the school authorities on January 10. The same day, his mother had gone to the school to pay the fee. While she returned home, she got a call from the school, informing her that the boy was unwell. He was rushed to a hospital by school authorities and was later referred to GTB Hospital in Delhi, where he died.
“We have received the post-mortem examination report but it has remained inconclusive. It indicated no injury to the body of the victim. The viscera has been preserved for further analysis and it is upon the viscera report that any further conclusion could be drawn,” HN Singh, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad, said.
In an FIR lodged against the school authorities, the boy’s parents had alleged that he was beaten by his class teacher and the incident was witnessed by his sister, who is a student of class 4 in the same school.
“She has not gone to the school since the day of the incident. We will decide whether to send her to the same school. So far, the investigation has not progressed further. We asked the police about the post-mortem examination findings and they said that there was a contraction in the lungs. There is no conclusive cause of death in the report,” the boy’s father, who is a shopkeeper in Loni, said.
According to the officials of the district basic education department, an inquiry was set up and an official from the department was sent to inquire into the incident.
The department found that the school was open despite orders for closure in the wake of harsh winter. The school was served a notice on this account.
They also found that doctors at the first hospital where the child was taken to, by the school authorities, had specifically asked the school officials to take him to a higher centre in an ambulance and also on oxygen support.
District basic education officer Vinay Kumar had said that the boy was instead taken on a bike to GTB Hosptial, following which he had died.
“Since the post-mortem examination report has remained inconclusive, we will also take expert medical opinion in this case as part of the investigation,” a police officer from Loni said.
First Published: Jan 14, 2018 23:10 IST