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Class One student found dead inside water tank in Ryan International school premises

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:32 IST

Parents of a six-year-old child have alleged that their son, who was a student of Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj, was found dead on school premises on Saturday. However, other information says that the Class One student was found unconscious and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival.

The boy was found dead in the water tank located under the school's amphitheatre, according to a report by the Indian Express.

The same report also quotes an unidentified cop saying that the boy was found in the pit a 1.30 by an electrician.

Since the news of Diyvansh's death, Ryan International is being targeted with accusations of negligence. However, the school authorities maintain that the boy was receiving treatment for hyperactivity and they can't be blamed.

"The incident took place immediately after recess. We are still waiting for the police to finish their investigation, but there was no negligence on the part of school authorities. The child was medically hyper and the parents knew about it. His treatment was going on at AIIMS. As soon as the school found out, the boy was administered first aid and rushed to hospital. We will await the police report, and if any staff is found to have been negligent, we will take action," said Frances Thomas, Regional head of Ryan Group was quoted saying in the report.

"There was no pulse or pupil movement. he was brought dead. The school authorities got him here, and we were given a history of him having been found unconscious. We called the police to intimate them," a source at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre at Vasant Kunj said.

As per reports, the police and the district authorities were told about the incident by the Spinal Injuries Centre at about 3.18 pm. The post mortem was conducted at 6pm.

"The New Delhi DM has been directed to probe the child's death, to find facts, responsibility and ascertain exact role of school management," tweet Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia.

First published: 31 January 2016, 11:11 IST