A day after child’s tragic death, Delhi govt orders schools to submit safety report


A day after the tragic death of a six-year-old boy in a posh south Delhi private school, the Delhi government has now ordered all schools to file “safety report” within a month, saying arrogant and insensitive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Divyansh Kakrora, a student of class 1, was found dead in a water reservoir of Ryan international school in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area yesterday.

Police probing the case is currently questioning the school authorities, including the principal Sandhya Sabu, reported the news agency PTI.

An FIR was registered yeasterday at Vasant Kunj North Police Station under Section 304 (A) of IPC against unknown persons for causing death due to negligence.

The Delhi government held an emergency meeting on Sunday to assess the wider safety aspects in Delhi’s schools.

Presided over by deputy CM Manish Sisodia, the government ordered all schools to file a report within one month about safety aspects at their premises.

The government also decided to form a task force to verify the arrangements in the schools, officials said.

This came a day after the Delhi government ordered a magisterial inquiry into the child’s death.

Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, warned that arrogant and insensitive approach of schools administration on children’s safety will not be ‘tolerated.’

He said, “We have asked principals of each school, be it government, MCD or private, to carry out a prima facie inspection and give us a report. As soon as we get the report, we will carry out an inspection based on their report.

“I will get all 3500 schools inspected in next one month through SDMs, fire department, PWD, DJB, education department and MCD.”

Meanwhile, the police said that they were looking into all angles and they could not rule out foul play at this point. The investigators also said that they had questioned school principal Sabu and some other staff.