GD Goenka student death: Ghaziabad administration, police inspect school
During the inspection, for which the police officers and mediapersons were also present, a strip of medicine was also found to be expired. Jaiswal also found that the flow meter of the oxygen cylinder was non-functional.Updated: Aug 01, 2017 23:02 IST
The additional district magistrate of Ghaziabad, Priti Jaiswal, on Tuesday afternoon conducted an inquiry into the incident in which a 10-year-old class 4 student of GD Goenka School in Indirapuram died after falling outside his classroom. Jaiswal also inspected the spot on the second-floor corridor where the incident took place.
The additional district magistrate also took rounds of the entire school premises after inspecting classroom 4-D, where the boy had kept his bag and was going to another classroom where he was scheduled to appear for a weekly test.
Teachers, on hearing the fall, had assisted the student and rushed him to the school’s medical room.
However, the additional district magistrate said that she found that the register in the medical room of the school was maintained only up to July 31 and there was no entry for August 1.
During the inspection, for which the police officers and mediapersons were also present, a strip of medicine was also found to be expired. Jaiswal also found that the flow meter of the oxygen cylinder was non-functional.
“We have asked the medical staff of the school to immediately get the issues rectified. We have also asked the police officers to ascertain the exact sequence of events from the time the student fell and till the time he was declared ‘brought dead’ at Shanti Gopal Hospital. An initial inquiry was conducted immediately after the incident in order to find out if there was laxity on the part of the school authorities during the incident,” the additional district magistrate said.
Jaiswal and a team of police had also checked the areas where the CCTV cameras were installed in the school and also inspected the classroom where the boy used to study. The officials and the teachers of the school also described to the police the action they took after the boy fell.
The police officers also took down the details of the incident from two teachers — Akhtar Khan, the physical education teacher and Mani Ratnam Tripathi, the laboratory in-charge — who were the first to spot the boy and rush him to the medical room of the school.
The police said that from the medical room, the boy was rushed to Shanti Gopal Hospital in a private car of a teacher.
First Published: Aug 01, 2017 23:02 IST