Ryan student murder: CBSE blames school, asks why affiliation shouldn't be revoked

In a show cause notice to the school, it said the boy's death could have been averted had it discharged its duty with responsibility, care, sincerity.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Sep 17, 2017, 08:32 AM IST
Ryan student murder: CBSE blames school, asks why affiliation shouldn't be revoked

New Delhi: The CBSE on Saturday blamed the management of the Ryan International School in Gurugram for the death of its class two student last week and asked why its affiliation should not be revoked.

In a show cause notice to the school, it said the boy's death could have been averted had it discharged its duty with responsibility, care and sincerity.

The school has been asked to explain why its CBSE affiliation should not be revoked for violation of bye-laws, PTI reported.

A two-member fact finding committee constituted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the Ryan incident has found the school at fault for violating several safety rules.

In its report submitted on Friday, the committee said that CCTVs were not functional in the school and non-teaching staff used the same toilet as school students.

It has also objected to bus drivers and conductors using the toilets meant for students. It also observed that only three out of five floors of the school building were used for teaching purposes and students had access to unused classrooms and the terrace, which were not locked, compromising their safety.

The seven-year-old child was found murdered inside a toilet of the Bhondsi branch of the school on September 8.

The committee also highlighted breach in the boundary wall of the school campus, which they said was covered with barbed wires and posed a threat to children's safety as anyone could enter the school premises.

CBSE had set up the committee on September 9 to check into the circumstances that lead to the boy's death. It was also mandated to find out if the school violated CBSE's safety norms and affiliation by-laws.

The committee, however, has reportedly not recommended disaffiliation of the school. The deadline for responding to a disaffiliation notice is one month.