Armaan's parents head to Allahabad for court hearing

Photo: Abid Hussain Barlaskar
Posted: Aug 09, 2017

Parents of Armaan Sehgal, the 10-year-old GD Goenka Indirapuram student who died on August 1, left for Allahabad to attend a court hearing this afternoon. The Allahabad High Court is set to hear Armaan's case tomorrow. The 10-year-old died on the school premises on August 1 after he allegedly slipped in the corridor outside his classroom. 

The police had registered a criminal case against the school management for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and for destroying evidence under sections 304 and 201 of IPC. Following this, the school filed a petition in Allahabad High Court for quashing the FIR and to grant a stay on the arrest in the case.

The court issued a notice to both parties after the parents filed a caveat in the court, in which the parents prayed that they were heard before reaching a conclusion. The parents stood by their allegations against Ankur Malhotra, Smita Malhotra, Kavita Sharma, Meenakshi Dhingra, Shilpa Babbar and Sumit Anand from the school management, and have been demanding their arrest since the FIR was lodged on August 1, the day of Armaan's death.

The school was declared closed until August 10 citing the safety of staff and students. However, parents maintained that they did not have any plans to continue sitting outside the school, as they did on Tuesday, as they had to leave for Allahabad today.

Armaan’s parents and relatives, along with political leaders, are set to conduct a dharna near the district collectorate and will later meet the district magistrate and the SSP. “Although we won’t be here tomorrow, our family members, relatives, friends and other parents will be here on our behalf,” said Gulshan Sehgal, Armaan’s father.

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