Class 9 girl collapses on school premises, dies

Class 9 girl collapses on school premises, dies
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A student studying in a private school at Kareemabad in Warangal has collapsed on the school premises and died while being taken MGM Hospital for treatment.

Warangal: A student studying in a private school at Kareemabad in Warangal has collapsed on the school premises and died while being taken MGM Hospital for treatment.

The deceased student, P Srivarshita (14) of Kareemabad, was studying 9th standard in Koutilya High School, which is being run in a three-storied building. According to the school authorities and eye-witnesses, she arrived at the school around 8.45 am.

After reaching the third floor, she suddenly collapsed before a class room and suffered an injury on her forehead. The students immediately alerted the staff, who rushed to the floor and administered first aid during which she complained of stomach pain.

Later, Srivarshita was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The doctors at the hospital told the school staff that the girls’ blood pressure was down and advised to take her to MGM Hospital. She died while being taken to MGMH and the reason of the death was yet to be ascertained.

On learning the news, locals, students’ organisation leaders and parents of the student rushed to the school and staged a dharna demanding action against the school management. The school Principal K Sridhar quoting doctors said the girl was suffering from dehydration.

The girls’ grieving parents Kumaraswamy and Shobha maintained that their daughter had no health issues. Later on the day, District Education Officer S Srinivasa Chary and Warangal District Un-aided Private Schools Association leader K Bhupal Rao visited the school.

They inspected the incident spot and CCTV footage.

Meanwhile, student activists G Nagarjuna of AISF, Ch Prashanth of SFI and Hakim Naveed of AISB have demanded severe action against the school management, which they said was running the school in unauthorised building.

They wanted Rs 10 lakh compensation to the parents of the deceased student. On other hand, it was complained that the State government’s GO MS No 22, which prescribed on reducing load of school bags was not implemented properly.

The students were forced to carry huge loads daily to schools leading to severe health issues. At some schools, students were made to carry two bags of textbooks and note books, the student activists said.

Intezargunj police have booked a case in connection with the death of the student.

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