GD Goenka stu­dent’s death: Par­ents urge Supreme Court to or­der CBI probe

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI:The par­ents of a nineyear-old boy, who died at GD Goenka school of Indi­ra­pu­ram in Ghazi­abad more than a month ago, on Thurs­day re­quested the Supreme Court to or­der a CBI in­quiry into the death.

A Class 4 stu­dent, Ar­man Se­h­gal died after a “fall” in school on Au­gust 1. His par­ents lodged an FIR against the school author­i­ties for cul­pa­ble homi­cide not amount­ing to mur­der and de­struc­tion of ev­i­dence.

A mag­is­te­rial probe was or­dered on Au­gust 4 but the probe re­port is yet to be sub­mit­ted.

Se­hgals’ plea for a CBI probe is sec­ond such re­quest made to the top court this week.

On Septem­ber 11, the Supreme Court sought replies from the Cen­tre, Haryana and oth­ers on a pe­ti­tion filed by a fa­ther seek­ing a CBI probe into the mur­der of his eight-year-old son at Ryan In­ter­na­tional School in Gur­gaon.

The Class 2 stu­dent was found with his throat slit out­side his school toi­let on Septem­ber 8, trig­ger­ing out­rage and a de­bate over se­cu­rity of stu­dents in schools.

His fa­ther has sought safety guide­lines for schools so that such an in­ci­dent was not re­ported. A con­duc­tor of the school bus was ar­rested after he pub­li­cally con­fessed to mur­der­ing the boy.

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