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Delhi govt asks schools to file report on safety aspect

Amid growing outrage over the death of a six year old boy at a private school, the Delhi government today ordered all schools to file “safety report” within a month, saying arrogant and insensitive behaviour will not be tolarated.

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 today continued to question the school authorities, including the principal Sandhya Sabu. 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.

As the school authorities came under severe criticism from several quarters, the Delhi government held a meeting today where issues related to safety aspects in schools were deliberated upon in detail.

In the meeting, presided over by deputy CM Manish Sisodia, it was decided to order all schools to file a report to the government 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.

The Delhi government had yesterday ordered a magisterial inquiry into Divyansh’s death.


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