The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the education department of Delhi, Commissioner of police, Ryan International school and an MCD school in Kapashera, to file a status report of action they have proposed to take in view of the recent incidents.
The High Court sought response from the AAP government, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and school authorities, while terming the deaths of two children after falling in tanks within school premises as ‘unfortunate’.
According to the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, the matter requires consideration as it was a very unfortunate incident.
A notice further has been sent to respective authorities seeking proper explanation by 9 February towards the necessary steps ensuring such an incident does not happen in future.
As per online reports, during the brief hearing, the counsel for SDMC told the court that soon after the incident took place, the Kapashera school’s principal was suspended.
The PIL calls for judicial enquiry into the deaths of children and for disaster management assessment of all schools here.
The death of six-year-old Divyansh and five-year-old Ankit after falling in tanks in separate incidents calls for proper safety of all children in school premises. Urgent and effective steps need to be taken to ensure that such ghasty incidents do not repeat in future.
The PIL filed by Col (retd.) Devinder Sehrawat, MLA from Bijwasan constituency, through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, sought judicial inquiry into the deaths of the children and also called for disaster management assessment of all schools here.
Divyansh Kakrora, a six-year-old Class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj had died after falling in a tank in his school on January 30.
In a similar incident on January 27, five-year-old Ankit had drowned after falling into an open septic tank in an MCD school in Kapashera area of south Delhi.