Pradyu­man’s death could have been averted: CBSE

CBSE is­sues show-cause no­tice to Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, says the school is guilty of ‘gross neg­li­gence’ and failed to en­sure safety of stu­dents

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NEW DELHI: The CBSE on Satur­day is­sued a show-cause no­tice to Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, Gur­gaon, ask­ing why its af­fil­i­a­tion should not be with­drawn and said it had failed to ob­serve “ba­sic se­cu­rity mea­sures”.

A two-mem­ber fact find­ing com­mit­tee set up by CBSE fol­low­ing the mur­der of sev­enyear-old Pradyu­man Thakur last week said it ap­peared from the se­quence of events that Ryan’s In­ter­na­tional was guilty of gross neg­li­gence. The death could have been avoided had the school been more cau­tious, the show-cause no­tice said.

“The un­for­tu­nate death could have been averted had the school author­i­ties dis­charged their duty with re­spon­si­bil­ity, care and se­cu­rity. The school failed to ob­serve the ba­sic se­cu­rity mea­sures as stip­u­lated by the board,” the no­tice said. The school author­i­ties have been asked to re­spond within 15 days on why its pro­vi­sional af­fil­i­a­tion should not be with­drawn for wil­ful vi­o­la­tion of pro­vi­sions of CBSE by-laws. Seven-year-old Pradyu­man Thakur was found dead in­side with his throat slit on Septem­ber 8.

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School author­i­ties have been asked to re­spond within 15 days.

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