Gurugram child murder: CBSE pulls up school over low boundary wall, no working CCTV cameras


Gurugram, 16 September(Wishav Warta): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Saturday that Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, where an eight-year-old boy was found dead last week, flouted several safety rules and asked the authorities to explain why its affiliation shouldn’t be withdrawn.

The school had no functional CCTV cameras or separate toilets for drivers, conductors and cleaners, a two-member committee set up by the board found. A low boundary wall could also have compromised the safety of students, the panel added.

“It was told that the cry of the child was not heard by any staff. This indicates complete negligence of the school management towards safety and security,” the committee said. The boy’s life could have been saved had the school authorities discharged their duties and responsibilities with care and sincerity, the CBSE added.

The eight-year-old “was found murdered in the toilet which indicates that he might have been pulled inside the toilet and killed there. The toilet windows had no grills and hence people can access easily from outside.”

The boy was found outside a school toilet on the ground floor, crawling and bleeding profusely before he died on September 8. A conductor of a school bus has been arrested in the case and the Supreme Court has asked state governments to formulate guidelines for school safety.



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