CBSE: Ba­sic se­cu­rity fail­ure at Ryan

Post-mortem re­port rules out sex­ual as­sault

The Asian Age - - Front Page -

New Delhi: The CBSE is­sued a notice to Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, Gur­gaon, on Satur­day say­ing the school had failed to ob­serve “ba­sic se­cu­rity mea­sures” and ask­ing why its af­fil­i­a­tion should not be with­drawn. A sev­enyear-old boy was mur­dered in the school last week.

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

[Mean­while, the sev­enyear-old’s post-mortem re­port in­di­cated that he died of haem­or­rhage and shock as the cause of death. The re­port de­nied any sex­ual as­sault on the boy, re­ports our cor­re­spon­dent.]

A two-mem­ber fact find­ing com­mit­tee set up by CBSE fol­low­ing the mur­der of seven-year-old Prad­hu­man Ku­mar 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 show­cause 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.

“From the en­tire se­quence of events it ap­pears that the school is guilty of gross neg­li­gence and failed to en­sure safety and se­cu­rity of stu­dents in its schools,” 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 by­laws.

The probe panel said the school had no pro­vi­sion of toi­lets for driv­ers, con­duc­tors and clean­ers and they were us­ing the fa­cil­i­ties meant for stu­dents and staff.

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