Delhi govt accuses school of criminal negligence as parents allege sodomy

Divyansh was found dead last Saturday, in the reservoir under the amphitheatre of the school located in South Delhi.

New Delhi: The probe report by Delhi government on the death of 6-year-old student Divyansh Kakora at Ryan International has blamed the school authorities of ‘glaring lapses’ and a deliberate attempt to malign the child’s image.

The report which is now with the government, claimed that the school authorities allegedly attempted to malign the child's image by ‘insinuating’ he was a special child. It also revealed how the school authorities, including the swimming teacher, stood by and watched as mute spectators when a class XI student risked his life and jumped into the pit to try and rescue the child.

Divyansh was found dead last Saturday, in the reservoir under the amphitheatre of the school located in South Delhi. The initial postmortem report of Divyansh suggested he died of drowning and no external injuries were found, police had said.

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Calling for a CBI probe, into the incident, the child’s father said “I have 24 questions, neither police nor the authorities answer me. I want CBI to investigate.

Divyansh’s father also pointed out that the CCTV footage regarding the event was not available. “I have the entire map of the area, there are cameras, where were they that day?” he asked. “The lid was 20kg, how could he have lifted it? Why did he take off shoes before 'falling'?” he added.”

Meanwhile, Sisodia, speaking to reporters also alleged that a possible sodomy angle was being ignored.

"The observation of the parents are being ignored that the private parts of the child had bits of cotton on them. The report is indicating towards a heinous crime. And saying that he had a disorder amounts to running away from responsibilities," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.

The "deliberate" inaction of Ryan International School authorities that amounts to "gross criminal negligence" led to the death of the child, the report produced by SDM Sonal Swaroop has said. It slammed the authorities for "insinuating" him to be special kid.

Sisodia said the foundings of the report raises a "lot of questions" as to how the school could be so "careless". The government is studying its contents and would take appropriate action, he said.

"The time that elapsed due to deliberate inaction by the school staff in rescuing Divyansh amounts to gross criminal negligence. Had the time essentially wasted in discussion, calling for a particular person and denial, been utilised in rescuing the drowned child it would have been pivotal in saving his life," the report observed.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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