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Report on students’ death in a week

New Delhi: The panel set up to look into the alleged negligence on the part of schools in the death of Shanno and Aakriti will submit its report within a week, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) chairman said on Sunday.

Shanno, an 11-year-old girl of class II, died in a hospital after she was allegedly punished by her teacher of MCD Primary School on April 17.

Akruti (17) died on April 22 allegedly because the school authorities failed to provide her timely medical facilities when she suffered an asthma attack.

A ten-member panel, comprising experts from various fields, including medicine and education, was set up by the DCPCR to study the quality of medical services provided in the schools.

“The panel is doing its job and the report is expected to come up in seven to ten day’s time,” Amod Kanth, chairman of DCPCR, a statutory body whose recommendation is binding, told PTI here.

Cooperation

He said that the Commission had asked Chief Minister and the Congress Sheila Dikshit and all departments concerned to cooperate in all aspects during the investigation.

“During the probe, we visited the homes of Shanno and Aakriti. We have asked for reports from educational department and police, besides sending notices to the schools concerned,” he said at a function. — PTI

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