GD Goenka Ghaziabad death: On Arman’s birthday, family stands resolute to get him justice
Running from pillar to post in order to get justice and also running social media campaign to highlight their case, his parents Swati and Gulshan Sehgal have been staying off work since that day.noida Updated: Sep 15, 2017 21:29 IST
Arman Sehgal would have turned nine years on Saturday, had he survived the tragic accident last month. The class IV student died after a ‘fall’ on the second floor of GD Goenka School, Indirapuram, on August 1.
Running from pillar to post in order to get justice and also running social media campaign to highlight their case, his parents Swati and Gulshan Sehgal have been staying off work since that day.
“Gulshan has not joined work. I have put on hold my newly joined job. Both of us never saw courts or police stations ever in our life but visiting them is now a routine. For the entire one-and-a-half months, we have been visiting police, district officials, lawyers and running campaigns for justice to our son,” said Swati.
Arman’s younger sibling Ahaan still asks about his elder brother. The Sehgals say they have not been able to explain to the three-year-old boy where his elder brother had gone.
“He cannot speak much but he often asks us about Arman. We have not been able to tell him about the incident but will explain him once he grows up. Maybe then he will be able to understand,” Gulshan said.
“Our small family is completely shattered since Arman left. I have not seen Swati crying or tears in her eyes. She has become more firm and resolute to get justice for her son,” he added.
On Arman’s birthday, September 16, the Sehgals will release the last video in which Arman is seen lying in the medical room of his school after he sustained injuries on the second floor.
“The video is of around four minutes and the body language of the school staff will reveal everything, whether they tried to help out my son. It is our resolve, we will fight for justice whatever it takes,” Swati added.
The Sehgals had lodged an FIR against the school authorities under IPC sections of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and destruction of evidence. But the school authorities moved the Allahabad high court in a bid to get the FIR quashed, maintaining that it was just an incident.
“We feel we have been wronged by police. Had the police been with us, we would not have seen so much of hectic activity since August 1. After the death of the Ryan School student in Gurgaon, we hope that courts will listen to our request as well. It is just because of the apathy of the investigation, we had to move Supreme Court to get a CBI inquiry in our case,” Gulshan added.
The Sehgals on Thursday moved the Supreme Court with a request for a CBI into the death of their son.
Arman had dreams of becoming a fighter pilot or a car racer as he loved speed. His beautifully painted room was specially designed on his request.
The room is still used and often visited by Ahaan, in the hope that his ‘best pal’ will soon return and they will again play and share comic books together.
First Published: Sep 15, 2017 21:29 IST