Panel to probe alleged negligence; group of parents protest outside school.
New Delhi: A Class 6 student of a reputated school in Delhi lost a portion of his right hand’s ring finger when it got stuck in a door, following which his parents accused the school authorities of negligence.
A group of parents staged a protest outside St. Columba’s School premises against the incident, after which the school administration formed a three-member fact-finding committee on Monday.
The student’s mother said that the incident happened on Friday and she got a call from the school authorities saying there is a cut on her son’s hand and that he needs to be taken to the hospital.
Accusing the school authorities of showing a “lackadaisical attitude”, the mother alleged that neither the school officials made an effort to rush him to get medical aid nor was she informed about the seriousness of the injury.
“When I took him to a hospital later, the doctor asked us for the lost portion of the finger. I called up the school who later tried to find out the portion and by the time the cut part was brought to the hospital, the doctor informed us it was not possible to stitch back the portion now and this will be a permanent deformity,” she added.
The incident was caused after two boys pushed him towards the foyer door which resulted in his hand being caught in it and thus the portion being cut. The school has no idea about who were those two boys and no action has been taken yet, she said.
The school authorities said a probe committee has been formed. “A three-member fact-finding committee has been formed to probe the issue and the school is committed to ensuring a speedy and thorough investigation of the matter,” a senior administrative official of the school said.