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Armaan Sehgal's Parents Move NHRC For Justice, Says School Covering Up Mystery Around Their Son's Death [Read Application]

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8 Sep 2017 4:13 PM GMT
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Over a month after 9-year-old Armaan Sehgal died allegedly after “falling down” at GD Goenka Public School in Indirapuram, his parents have moved the National Human Rights Commission seeking justice and fair probe into their son's mysterious death.

Armaan's parents Gulshan and Swati Sehgal have moved the NHRC, saying the police and the school authorities are not helping them in any manner and, therefore, prayed for an action taken report.

Their counsel Gurmeet Singh detailed all loopholes in the investigation and various aspects which the investigating agency has failed to look into, such as the alleged visible signs of CCTVs having been removed from the corridor where Armaan allegedly suffered the fall.

He also sought probe into the angle of lack of preparedness of medical room in the school for any emergency and absence of a qualified doctor.

Armaan Sehgal was a Class IV student of GD Goenka Public School at Ghaziabad's Indirapuram.

On August 1, his father dropped him at the school at 7:50 am. The parents received a phonecall sometime later about the incident. They rushed to Shanti Gopal Hospital but were told that Armaan was brought dead to the hospital. The documents show Armaan was brought to the hospital at 8 am.

A medical room staff said Armaan was also kept in the school's medical room for about 5 minutes.

The petition highlights how there was no ambulance with the school to rush Armaan to the hospital while he gasped for breath at the medical room, which lacked any oxygen supply.

Filed on a day when a 7-year-old boy was found murdered in his school in Gurgaon, the petition also calls for better checks at schools in general like safety and security of students, proper railings along the stairs, complete sealing of construction site etc.

"The post-mortem report of Armaan Sehgal clearly indicates fracture of the base of skull and fracture of the nasal bone. Aforesaid two injuries cannot be possibly caused simultaneously by a fall of Armaan Sehgal in the corridor, as the accused made us to believe," said the parents' petition.

In their petition before the NHRC, the bereaved parents have pointed finger at collusion between the school and the hospital as they say they left Armaan at school's gate at 7:50 am, and it was not possible for all the following incidents to take place in just 10 minutes.

Reeling under shock still, they also complained against the school management for wiping clean the corridor where Armaan had suffered the fall and removing CCTV.

They also stated how the school management had threatened them at gunpoint to take back the FIR and the statement they had recorded.

Read the Application Here

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