Bengaluru: 3-year-old dies in school

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Bengaluru: In a yet another incident of safety lapse at schools, a three-and-a-half year old boy died after he sustained head injuries while playing at the school premises.

The deceased has identified as Harshith, son of Swamy who is a resident of Sheshadripuram, and the incident happened at St. Thomas School in Kumara Park West, Sheshadripuram.

Police said the incident happened on Monday morning, while the boy allegedly fell while using a play equipment. He was immediately rushed to hospital after the parents were informed about the incident.

“The incident occurred within the school premise and faulty play equipment could be one of the reasons for the incident. The child might have been hit by a sharp object after he fell. The incident occurred within the school premises and we are investigating the case from all angles,” the police said.

The school was closed for three days, with the authorities fearing protests and attacks. During their investigation the police found that the school had not implemented any safety measure and no CCTVs were installed. “When asked them about the CCTV footage, they said that there was no CCTV camera around the area. Thus a case of negligence has been filed against the school authorities and further action will be taken,” police added.

The boy’s father, who works as a field officer for a security agency, has said the school was responsible for the incident. He alleged that no staff was present at the playground and the children were left unattended.

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