Parents and relatives held the school management responsible for their child's death.

Wall collapse in Vizag pre-school kills 3-year-old parents stage protestScreenshot: TV9
news News Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 08:08

In a tragic incident, a three-year-old boy was crushed to death, when a part of a slab and a parapet wall collapsed on him in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

According to reports, the incident occurred at Surya Chandra Pre-School in Visalakshinagar, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Arilova Police Station.

The boy, identified as K Gowtham, was the son of K Gopal Rao, an armed reserve constable, who is presently working for the Visakhapatnam Rural police. 

The boy had recently turned 3 years old and had joined the school. 

Deccan Chronicle reported that the boy was dropped at school by his father on Monday, and the incident occurred at around 10:45 am, when the boy was on his way to the washroom. 

The parapet wall was reported to have become weak after recent rains. Gowtham was rushed to hospital, but to no avail.

“Based on the complaint filed by the boy’s father Gopala Rao, we have registered a case under Section 304 (II) of the IPC for negligence leading to death. An investigation is underway to arrest the people responsible for the incident,” S. Rajesh, the Sub-Inspector of Arilova Police Station told DC.

Following this, parents and relatives of the victim staged a dharna at the school, and held the school management responsible for alleged negligence, which resulted in the child's death. 

“We staged a dharna demanding justice. We met our Visakhapatnam police bosses including Superintendent of Police and Commissioner. The school management did not respond to our demands," JVRS Subba Raju, president of Visakhapatnam District Police Welfare Association, told TOI.

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