Police arrest Delhi municipality school principal over student's drowning

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the principal of a municipal school in southwest Delhi's Kapashera where a five-year-old boy died after falling into a septic tank.

In the hands of law.  AFP

In the hands of law. AFP

The principal, Rekha Kakkar, who was suspended following a preliminary enquiry by SDMC, was arrested this noon after the police received a report from the civic body and its findings corroborated statements recorded earlier, a senior official said.

The principal of the SDMC school was later released on bail, the official said.

DCP (south-west) RA Sanjeev confirmed that the principal was arrested on Tuesday but did not share any other details.

SDMC authorities had ordered a probe into the incident by the civic body's Additional Commissioner (education) Rajesh Pathak.

Inquiries by the police and civic officials suggested that though the open septic tank was brought to the notice of
school authorities, it was still not covered.

A case under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) was registered in connection with the incident.

The incident took place on 27 January when the nursery student, Ankit Kumar, slipped into and drowned in the tank on the school premises.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 02, 2016 20:54 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See