Ghaziabad student death: Arman’s parents meet district officials, magisterial probe ordered
Arman’s family and relatives have taken to social media to seek justice for the boy. His parents said as the police had not arrested anyone so far, it gives time to those responsible to seek legal remedy.Updated: Aug 03, 2017, 23:13 IST
The parents of 10-year-old Arman Sehgal on Thursday morning met the Ghaziabad district magistrate and senior superintendent of police and requested them to speed up investigation into the death of their son at GD Goenka School in Indirapuram on August 1.
District magistrate Ministhy S later ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. “The magisterial inquiry will be conducted by Rajesh Kumar Yadav, additional district magistrate (finance & revenue), and he will submit the report within 15 days,” the DM said.
Arman’s family and relatives have taken to social media to seek justice for the boy. His parents said as the police had not arrested anyone so far, it gives time to those responsible to seek legal remedy.
“We want immediate arrest and speedy investigation. We have complete faith in police but there has been no outcome so far. The incident spot was not sealed immediately. It was cleaned up by the school authorities. You should personally look into the case and provide us justice,” said Gulshan Sehgal, Arman’s father, in a meeting SSP HN Singh.
Arman allegedly fell down on the second floor of his school and died when he was being taken to hospital . Sehgal lodged an FIR against the school authorities. A case was lodged by Ghaziabad police under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) at the Indirapuram police station.
“Our teams are on the job and we assure you free, fair and transparent investigation. I will personally monitor the case and will ensure there is proper investigation,” the SSP told Arman’s parents.
“The case is serious in nature and we have lost our son. We want a judicial probe to find out exactly what happened to our son. The school authorities were not allowing us to meet the principal when we reached and we suspect the incident took place somewhere else. The spot where school claims the incident took place was cleaned,” said Swati Sehgal, Arman’s mother.
“We want the truth to come out and don’t want any other child suffer. Had it been a case of accident, the school should have come forward and stood by us,” she added.
The Sehgals said that no one from the school visited their house to console the grieving family. They said the school even did not hold a condolence meeting the day Arman died.