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Student dies in Ghaziabad school, teachers say boy’s nose was bleeding after fall

Arman Sehgal, a student of class 4 of GD Goenka School, died after he had a fall on the second-floor corridor of the school complex, outside his classroom, on Tuesday morning.

noida Updated: Aug 02, 2017 13:25 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
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Parents and family members of Arman Sehgal, who died on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

School teachers who rushed the injured 10-year-old student to a nearby hospital said that the boy did not have marks or sign of a major injury but was bleeding from the nose since he fell.

Arman Sehgal, a student of class 4 of GD Goenka School, died after he had a fall on the second-floor corridor of the school complex, outside his classroom, on Tuesday morning.

10-year-old Arman Sehgal. (Sourced)

Seeing Sehgal lying on the floor and unable to get up, a couple of teachers rushed to the boy’s aid after hearing the sound of the fall. Akhtar Khan, the physical education teacher of GD Goenka School, said that the boy fell head-first but did not bleed.

“There was no apparent injury mark visible on his body but he was lying on the floor. I immediately picked him up and rushed downstairs to the medical room on the ground floor. From there, he was rushed in a private car of one of the teachers to the hospital. His clothes were wet but we assume that urine was discharged when the boy suffered the fall,” Khan said.

According to the school authorities, the incident took place around 7.50am when the boy was going from his classroom to another where he was scheduled to take a weekly unit test. The boy put his bag in his classroom and was carrying his pencil box to the other room, they said.

The teachers said that Arman was to appear for his English test.

Mani Ratnam Tripathi, laboratory in-charge, was also among the first to rush to the boy’s aid. She followed Khan to help the boy. The laboratory is located barely 15 feet from Arman’s classroom ‘4-D.’

“The boy was a bit late to arrive and suffered a fall when he was moving to take his test. The teacher present in the class also rushed out to help him. However, there is no CCTV camera installed in the corridor where the boy fell,” Tripathi said.

School principal Dr Kavita Sharma said that the boy was late by 10-12 minutes and the weekly test was scheduled for 8am. The principal also dismissed allegations that the floor was wet.

“There was no water on the floor and there was no water source in the vicinity of the incident spot. After the unit test, which is held every week, the students were to appear for their regular classes. There was no injury visible on his body when we rushed him to the hospital,” the principal said.

First Published: Aug 01, 2017 22:52 IST