BREAKING: Allahabad HC dismisses GD Goenka petition in Armaan Sehgal case

Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Bringing some relief to the parents of Armaan Sehgal, the Allahabad High Court today dismissed the petition filed by GD Goenka School to quash the FIR lodged against them. Armaan Sehgal, a 10-year-old student of the school, died under mysterious circumstances on the school premises in August last year.

Swati and Gulshan Sehgal, Armaan’s parents, had lodged an FIR against the school authorities under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Indirapuram police station.

A bench comprising of Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ashok Kumar dismissed the petition, citing it as “rendered infructuous”, or pointless, in the light of the report filed by the Ghaziabad police.

The police filed the report under sections 304a (causing death by negligence) and 201 of the IPC, as against the original sections 304 and 201 of the IPC filed by the Sehgals.

The parents also approached the Supreme Court in September 2017. The apex court later directed the Allahabad High Court to dispose of the matter.

Speaking to City Spidey, Swati Sehgal, Armaan’s mother, expressed dissatisfaction over the police report which cited Section 304a of IPC and not Section 304. She said they would challenge the matter in the Ghaziabad district court. “It was not just negligence, the school had a role to play in my son’s death. We will establish and prove this in court,” she said.

The parents also plan to demand a CBI probe into their son’s death. “We will approach the Allahabad High Court with a fresh petition for a CBI inquiry into Armaan’s death,” Swati Sehgal said.

Meanwhile, at their Vaishali home, Swati maintained that Ahaan, her younger son, was still unable to understand the reason behind the absence of his elder brother. “He is not mature enough to understand why Armaan is not around any more. He misses his brother and cries at times,” Swati Sehgal said.


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