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Class 9 student dies after allegedly being pushed from 3rd floor in school in UP

The girl had apparently gone to use the toilet on the third floor of the school when someone allegedly pushed her.

lucknow Updated: Sep 18, 2017 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Deoria,Uttar Pradesh,Ryan International School
The incident comes at a time security measures in schools are being reviewed following the murder of a class 2 student in a school in Haryana.(File Photo)

A class 9 student died after allegedly being pushed from the third floor while in school, in Deoria on Monday.

A student of Modern City Montessori School in Nehru Nagar, the girl died while being taken to the hospital.

The child’s father said she told him someone had pushed her.

“I received a call from the school authorities who informed me that my daughter had suffered some injuries .They asked me to reach the district hospital. When I reached there, she was referred to the medical college .On the way, she told me that somebody had pushed her off the building,” he said.

She had apparently gone to the third floor to use the toilet there.

Police are on the look out for some teachers and the principal of the school who absconded after the incident. A case has been registered under Section 302 against unidentified people based on a complaint from the victim’s father, superintendent of police Rajeev Malhotra said.

The incident comes at a time schools are being scrutinised for their security measures after a class 2 student was found murdered inside a toilet in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School in Haryana.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 23:15 IST