A six-year-old school student from Panyam of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh died after falling into a hot sambar vessel – an incident that points towards shocking negligence of the school management. The incident took place at the hostel of Vijaya Nikethan English Medium High School where he is studying.
The deceased Purushotham Reddy (6), a student of upper kindergarten fell into the vessel while trying to pick up his plate during lunchtime. The school authorities rushed him to a local hospital and then shifted him to the Kurnool district general hospital, as his condition deteriorated.
The Panyam police have registered a case against school management under Indian Penal Code section 304 (causing death by the negligent act) based on a complaint filed by Purushotham’s father, Syamsundar Reddy. According to the police, the school authorities were at large but they interrogated Peeramma, who was assigned the duty of keeping an eye on the children when they lined up to pick up their plates for serving food.
Peeramma said she had picked up the boy immediately from piping hot sambar but he developed blisters all over the body immediately.
Purushotham’s family members including his parents Shyamsunder Reddy, Kalpana and some relatives along with student organisations, staged a protest at the school demanding justice.
Source: ANIPosted in States