‘Probe report on student’s death suggests heinous crime’

New Delhi:The magisterial probe into the death of Ryan School student Devansh Kakora indicates towards a “heinous crime” and the investigations so far have “ignored” the observations of the child’s parents, Delhi Government today said.

“The observation of the parents are being ignored that the private parts of the child had cotton on them. The report is indicating towards a heinous crime. And saying that he had a disorder amounts to running away from responsibilities,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.

Sisodia termed as “conspiratorial” the alleged attempts on the part of the school management to betray an impression that the six-year-old, who was found dead in a water tank inside its campus, was a “special child”.

The “deliberate” inaction of Ryan International School authorities that amounts to “gross criminal negligence” led to the death of the child, the report produced by SDM Sonal Swaroop has said. It slammed the authorities for “insinuating” him to be special kid.

Sisodia said the foundings of the report raises a “lot of questions” as to how the school could be so “careless”. The government is studying its contents and would take appropriate action, he said.

“The time that elapsed due to deliberate inaction by the school staff in rescuing Devansh amounts to gross criminal negligence. Had the time essentially wasted in discussion, calling for a particular person and denial, been utilised in rescuing the drowned child it would have been pivotal in saving his life,” the report has observed.

Devansh was found dead last Saturday, in the reservoir under the amphitheatre of the school located in South Delhi. The initial postmortem report of Devansh suggested he died of drowning and no external injuries were found, police had said.