Hyderabad: The Nagarjuna High School at Nagole was temporarily seized by the Medchal district education office after a student, N. Veevika, 14, fell to her death from its building. The school management was given a show cause notice regarding the incident and asked to reply within 24 hours.
The school had secured recognition in 2014-15 which lasts till 2025.
Veevika’s family alleged that they had lost their daughter due to the negligence of the school management. A family member said, “If the school had taken precautions, our child would have been saved. A criminal case must be booked.”
Speaking to this newspaper, Medchal DEO I. Vijaya Kumari said, “The school has been temporarily seized as all the students would be in psychological shock, and the police is probing the cause behind the student’s death. Depending on the report, we will write to the government requesting to take necessary action.”
Mr Achyuta Rao from Balala Hakkula Sangham asked how the child was allowed to go to the terrace in the first place. He said there were also high tension wires and a transformer nearby.
The Sangham gave a protest call against the school management for lack of safety. Last year, two students were killed when a shed collapsed at the New Century School in Kukatpally. The school was permanently seized and children shifted to another school.