In a shocking incident, a six-year-old student of a prominent private school in South Delhi was found dead in a water tank under the school’s amphitheatre this afternoon, following which Delhi government ordered a magisterial inquiry into it.
The boy, identified as Divyansh Kakrora, was a class I student at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj, police said.
He was last seen before the seventh period, which was around 12.20 PM, following which the school authorities started looking for him.
His body was later found floating inside the pit, used as a water storage tank, under the ampitheatre in the school’s playground, police said.
The school authorities took him to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead. It was around 2.40 PM that the hospital authorities informed the police about the matter, police said.
“Investigation of the matter is underway and whatever legal action needs to be taken, will be taken,” DCP (South) Prem Nath said.
Delhi Government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
“Ordered District Magistrate of New Delhi to probe in Ryan child death case. To find facts, responsibility and ascertain exact role of school management,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.
Divyansh was also to participate in a poetry competition organised at the school today. His parents are both paramedic staff at AIIMS, police said, adding the family lives in Sultanpur locality in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area.
The boy’s father termed it a conspiracy and alleged someone from the school authority was behind the incident.
Several police teams were rushed to the spot after the incident came to light. The school authorities were questioned and a case of negligence is likely to be registered in connection with the incident, a senior official said adding how he fell into the pit is still to be ascertained.
The boy’s body was later sent for postmortem examination at AIIMS, police added.
On Wednesday, a five-year-old boy died after he fell into a septic tank of a municipal corporation-run school in south west Delhi’s Kapashera area, following which a case of negligence was registered.