Killed by a school bag? Telangana student collapses outside classroom while lugging heavy bag
A 14-year-old girl from Telangana collapsed inside her school premises on Monday, and suffered an injury on her forehead.
The incident occurred at around 8.45am as the Class 9 student from Kautilya High School in Kareemabad, was climbing the stairs while carrying a heavy bag.
CCTV footage from the school showed that she was carrying a bag that weighed several kg, just seconds before she collapsed on the third floor.
"The girl collapsed right outside her classroom, after she climbed the stairs. Immediately we took her to the in-house physician, who checked her pulse and said that her blood pressure was dropping. Following this, we rushed her to the MGM Hospital," an official from the school told reporters.
"We immediately rushed her to the hospital, but the doctors declared her brought dead," he added.
Speaking to media persons, her parents squarely blamed the school management for their daughter's death.
"She did not have any prior health problems or any such thing. The school delayed in providing her treatment, which resulted in her death," they alleged.
However, reports quote school principal K Sridhar stating that she was suffering from dehydration which led to her death.
Speaking to TNM, an official from the Mills Colony police station said, "The father of the girl filed a complaint around 12pm on Monday, following which we registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC."
"A post-mortem has been conducted at the MGM Hospital in Warangal. Once we get the report, we will proceed further, and take legal action," he added.
This is not the first such death in the premises of a school.
In August, a student from Delhi Public School's Nadergul Campus at the outskirts of Hyderabad was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his classroom.
The Class 6 student was identified as G Adarsh Mudiraj.
According to media reports, Adarsh went running to his first-floor classroom to pick up his bag as the school bus was about to leave, but did not return for sometime, following which a staff member found him on the floor of his classroom.