The apex body for child rights, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), has recommended that a case of negligence be registered against the management of Ryan International School, Gurgaon, following the murder of a seven-year-old student on its premises.
A Class 2 student was found with his throat slit in a washroom in the school building this morning and the police has detained ten persons, including conductors, drivers and a gardener.
A team of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights visited the school and the hospital where the child was rushed after being found in a pool of blood.
"We have told the police that a case of negligence be registered against the school management as we have found that the school did not undertake police verification of teaching and non-teaching staff," said Priyank Kanoongo, Member RTE & Education, NCPCR.
He also wondered what was a school driver who, he said, was spotted in CCTV footage doing in the "circulation area" of students.
Kanoongo said that there are 18 different guidelines on safety and other aspects for schools and NCPCR has reminded time and again that police verification of school employees should carried out.