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Ryan International school principal, 3 staff members arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:35 IST

The Delhi police arrested the principal and three other staff members of south Delhi's Ryan International School on Thursday. The arrest was made days after a six-year-old student was found dead in a water tank on the school campus.

Parents of Divyansh had accused the school of carelessness. His parents also allege that the school failed to inform them about their child's death and it was the hospital that informed them. Initial investigations discovered that the water storage room was reportedly unmanned and unlocked. The postmortem report revealed that the probable cause of death of the Class 1 student's was drowning.

The police had earlier registered a case of negligence against the school authorities and asked the principal to join their investigation.

On the other hand, the school asserted that it followed all the procedures and had rendered first-aid assistance to the student before taking him to the hospital.

In response to this tragic incident, the Delhi government had on Sunday ordered all the schools in the city to put forward a declaration of safety within a month. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia told a leading news daily that a government task force would examine schools to confirm the claims and those found submitting incorrect information on steps taken for students' safety would face strict action against them.

First published: 4 February 2016, 19:10 IST