Ocean Rajshree, an 11-year-old Class VII student of Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) in Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, was injured on Thursday, April 27, after a water cooler fell on her while she was having water. She is admitted to a private hospital in Palam Vihar and undergoing treatment, whereas the school had sent her home after basic first aid.
The student had to be admitted on Saturday.
The family members allege that despite head injuries, the student was sent home and no CT scan was conducted by the school management.
"I had just gone to drink water," said Rajshree, a resident of Model Town in Gurgaon. "Little did I know I would end up with these injuries."
The family members of the victim alleged that despite lodging a complaint with the Sushant Lok police station, there has been no action against the school.
Shaifali Parmar, the student's sister, said, “I rushed to meet my sister when the school authorities informed me on April 27. They found my sister’s condition critical but they assured me there was nothing to worry about and she was fit to be taken home.”
On April 29, the student complained of severe headache and abdominal pain. She also said she was having trouble seeing properly.
Soon, the student's condition deteriorated and she had to be admitted to a private hospital. After a few tests, it was discovered that she had received injuries to her brain and her abdomen, said Parmar.
Gaurav Phogat, SHO Sushant Lok, said, “We have received the complaint and are looking into it. During the preliminary investigation, however, it was not established that it was the school's negligence that had caused the injuries.”
The senior administration officer of DPSG said, “The injury was the result of the accident and not the school's negligence.”