In a frightful case of neglect from Andhra Pradesh, a six-year-old boy died in Panyam of Kurnool district later befalling into a vessel of piping hot sambar. The event happened at the hostel of Vijayanikethan English Medium High School where he is reading.
The late Purushotham Reddy (6), who was studying in UKG, slipped into the vessel on Wednesday during lunchtime. According to police, the boy was driven to a local hospital initially, and next to the Kurnool General Hospital where he died while undergoing an operation.
Purushotham recognized from Tippayipalli of Orvakal Mandal.
Purushotham’s origins Shyamsunder Reddy, Kalpana and relations along with student organizations, staged a rally at the school demanding justice.
Shyamsunder claimed that negligence and lack of monitoring by the administration has resulted in the loss of his son. Speaking to local media, he responded, “We have paid thousands in fees without bartering in view of his future, but who will take back my son? How can the boy slip into sambar? Why was no one watching the students during lunchtime? Isn’t this carelessness?
He further continued that in order to stop the recurrence of such a situation, officials should book the school administrators.
The school authorities have turned off their mobiles and gone out of communication as the student organizations staged rallies. Panyam police have registered a case after pacifying the parents and students.
Conversing to TNM, Panyam Circle Inspector Jeevan told, “As per our probe, the event happened through the lunch hour. He died while enduring treatment at Kurnool hospital after falling into the boiling sambar vessel. He(boy) seemed to be in a hurry to get his plate served before falling (into the container).”
He moreover added, “There is visible oversight in monitoring the dining hall. We have filed a case based on a complaint from the student’s dad.”
Police have filed the case under section 304 of the IPC for causing death by rash or careless act, against the school management. Police also reported TNM that they may add other sections to the case following research.
District Education Officer Sai Ram told that a committee was set to probe the incident following orders of the District Collector. He said, “This is an unfavorable incident. The team of officials is now probing it and we will surely take action against the persons responsible.”