31/01/2016 5:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

After 6 Year Old's Death, Delhi Government To Inspect 3500 Schools For Safety


NEW DELHI -- In the wake of the death of a six-year-old student in his school premises, the Delhi government on Sunday asked all schools in the city to submit a report to it over safety aspect in their buildings and also decided to form a task force to verify the arrangements.

“We have asked principals of each school, be it government, MCD or private, to carry out a prima facie inspection and give us a report. As soon as we get the report, we will carry out an inspection based on their report.

“I will get all 3500 schools inspected in next one month through SDMs, fire department, PWD, DJB, education department and MCD,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

He made the remarks after attending an emergency meeting of the Education Department officials to review safety aspect for students in both government and private schools at the state secretariat. Sisodia said the boy’s death had “shattered” everyone and that the team of government personnel will carry out inspection for an hour in each of the school buildings to ensure there is no repeat of the incident.

In a shocking incident, Divyansh Kakrora, a Class I student of Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi, was found dead in a water tank under the school’s amphitheatre on Saturday.

The incident triggered demands for cancellation of the school’s licence even as the government ordered a magisterial probe in the matter.

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