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Ryan International school student’s murder could have been averted: CBSE to SC

The lawyer for the student’s father said that the CBSE had listed various alleged lapses on the part of the school management.

india Updated: Oct 05, 2017 15:31 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi/Gurgaon
Central Board of Secondary Education,CBSE,Supreme Court
Students arrive at Gurgaon's Ryan International School.(PTI File Photo)

The CBSE has told the Supreme Court that the student’s death in a Gurgaon school could have been averted, had school authorities discharged their duties and responsibilities with care and sincerity, a lawyer said on Thursday.

The board has also listed various alleged lapses on the part of the school management, the lawyer for student’s father said.

The student, aged seven, was found murdered on September 8 in a washroom of the Ryan International School in Bhondsi area on Sohna Road in Gurgaon district. His father has since moved the apex court on the matter.

His counsel said that the CBSE affidavit in the apex court points out that the school management failed to provide basic amenities on the campus.

“The Ryan management never provided portable drinking water to students. There was no reverse osmosis plant. Water drawn from a bore well was supplied on the campus,” Tekriwal said quoting the affidavit.

He said the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also said there were no ramps, no closed-circuit television at prominent places on the campus, and classrooms not in use on two floors of the school building were not put under lock and key.

Tekriwal said many serious irregularities and security lapses have been pointed out in the CBSE affidavit, like no attendant to accompany students to washrooms, no separate toilets, bathrooms, and restrooms for children and non-teaching staff.

The lawyer said police was not informed immediately after the crime and no FIR was registered by the school management. There was also the absence of a boundary wall of sufficient height and barbed wire on the school’s peripheral walls.

The student’s father said his stand on the while issue had been vindicated by the CBSE affidavit in the apex court and expressed the hope that they will get justice.

First Published: Oct 05, 2017 15:26 IST