New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought the presence of a senior police official to explain what kind of investigation has been done into the death of a six-year- old boy at Ryan International school here.
Justice Siddharth Mridul asked Deputy Commissioner of Police (south Delhi) to remain present before it in person and give a detail status report of the investigation police has carried out so far.
The court fixed the matter for March 18, when it will hear a plea by the deceased's father, who has alleged that the police officials probing his son's death are in connivance with the school management/officials.
"Reason being an FIR was registered under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) instead of registration of a case under Section 302 (Murder) of the IPC," the petition said.
Advocate Aditya Aggarwal, who was representing the boy's father Ramhet Meena, submitted that the court may order the incorporation of section 302 of the IPC and may also hand over the investigation to an independent body like CBI.
Divyansh, a class I student of Ryan International School in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, was found dead on January 30, after allegedly drowning in a water tank of the campus.
The petitioner alleged that "dereliction and inaction on the part of Delhi police is evident from the fact that in spite of the registration FIR on the date of incident, no arrest was made initially and only after the pressure started to mount due to constant flashing of the death in print and electronic media, the police has arrested the Principal and other accused persons on February 4, four days after the said incident."
First Published On : Mar 11, 2016 21:50 IST