Case against UP school principal for girl’s death

Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 00:28

Lucknow: A case was today lodged against
the principal of a private school in connection with the death
of a girl student who allegedly died as the school authorities
failed to provide her timely medical help, a police spokesman
said.


"An FIR has been lodged at Cantonment police station
against principal of St Pauls School under section 304 (A) of
the IPC which amounts to causing death due to negligence,"
spokesman Anand Srivastava told reporters here.

Arundhati Vaish, a class VI student of St Paul School,
on October 6 complained of high fever and vomiting. The girl
was allegedly not allowed to go home by the school
authorities.


After the school closed for the day, Arundhati was
admitted to a private hospital.


Sandeep Vaish, father of the victim, has alleged in
his complaint that the girl`s condition turned critical by the
time she came home as she did not receive proper medical help.


"We were alarmed when Arundhati returned home. She was
rushed to a nearby doctor and then to a private hospital,"
Vaish said.


The family members of the victim also staged a
demonstration in front of her school yesterday and demanded
action against institution authorities.

-PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 00:28

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