Water Tank Death: Cops Send Notice to School Admin

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New Delhi: Delhi Police has sent notices to two top officials of Ryan Group, querying them on the underground reservoir in its school where Devansh’s body was found and guidelines for handling any emergency, even as it ruled out the possibility of sexual assault on the boy.

“Notices have been sent under relevant CrPC provisions. We have sought information on the charter of duty and construction of the underground water reservoir where the boy was found dead,” DCP (South) Prem Nath said on Saturday.

The notices were sent yesterday to Ryan International Group’s Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Pinto and northern zone head Francis Thomas, a senior officer said.

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He also ruled out the possibility of sexual assault on the basis of the initial Post-Mortem report and investigation so far. Earlier in the day, Devansh’s father alleged that there were injury marks on his body including private parts.

“The case was registered based on the statement of the child’s father. The matter is being probed from all possible angles. Negligence has come to fore, on the basis of which we have arrested five persons so far. Further investigation is underway,” Prem Nath said, adding the final post-mortem report is still awaited.

On Thursday, the police had arrested the principal, a class teacher and three non-teaching staff of Ryan International School in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj under charges of negligence causing the death of Class 1 student Devansh Kakrora at a water reservoir under the school’s amphitheatre on January 30.

An official privy to the investigation said the questions on the “charter of duty” are related to responsibilities of the staff members employed by the school’s management and the protocol to be followed at times of emergency.

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