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Parents inspect Ryan schools in sectors 31, 40 before allowing wards to attend classes

Parents on Wednesday barged into the schools and protested, demanding to meet the school authorities before allowing their children to go to their classrooms.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 13, 2017 22:30 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
Ryan International School,eight-year-old boy was found dead,Ryan International School in Bhondsi
Parents had stopped sending their children to schools after an eight-year-old boy was found dead in Ryan International School’s Bhondsi branch on Friday. (HT Photo)

Parents of students studying in the Sector 31 and Sector 40 branches of Ryan International School on Wednesday inspected the school premises before allowing their children to resume their classes.

Parents on Wednesday barged into the schools and protested, demanding to meet the school authorities before allowing their children to go to their classrooms.

Parents had stopped sending their children to schools after an eight-year-old boy was found dead in Ryan International School’s Bhondsi branch on Friday.

As the school reopened on Wednesday, less than 20% of the students attended the schools, as parents were apprehensive about the security arrangements in the school.

“The school authorities are not discussing anything with us. We have no assurance that our children will be safe inside the schools,” said Monika Singh, whose son studies in the Sector 40 branch of Ryan International School.

Another Parent, Amita Yadav, whose daughter studies in the Sector 31 branch of Ryan International School, said, “We wanted to meet the authorities but we were denied. We want to be sure that we are not making a mistake by sending our children back to school.”

The school authorities then called for police protection and then held a discussion with the parents, after which the parents inspected the school premises and allowed their wards to resume classes.

“I have not yet sent my son to school. I will drop him at school tomorrow,” said Reema Dhanchand, whose son studies in Sector 40 branch of Ryan International School.

Parents said that the school authority had asked them for a month’s time to fix all security issues. The demand for security guidelines has come days after an eight-year-old student of Ryan International School in Bhondsi was found with his throat slit outside the school’s toilet.

Both principals refused to comment on the issue.

The police later arrested Ashok Kumar, the 42-year-old bus conductor, after he confessed to the crime. The police said that the accused, on being interrogated, confessed that he had attempted to sexually assault the child inside the toilet before killing him.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 22:30 IST