A class 9 student died while his classmate was seriously injured after they fell through an open window of their classroom on the second floor of the school building at Fulbari near Siliguri in West Bengal.
Reacting upon the incident, Principal T Rajni Prasad said, the incident occurred during lunch break on Monday when the students, Rishab Arya and Hrithik Kumar Singh, pushed each other, lost control and tumbled out of the window. The principal further said that she had no idea that grill of the window from which they fell, had broken just three days before the incident.
“Unfortunately, the window from which they fell had no grilles. I had no information that the grilles were broken three days ago and had been removed,” the principal said.
Both the students were taken to a private hospital immediately. Rishab Arya, who hailed from Bihar, was declared brought-dead by the doctors while Hrithik Kumar Singh sustained a fracture on his left hand.
Though no complaint has been registered in the matter, police has seized CCTV footage. They also spoke to security guards who were on duty. A probe in the matter is underway.