Enquiry committee to investigate death of Delhi girl Akriti

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely has said an enquiry committee was set up to probe the death of Akriti Bhatia, a student who allegedly was the victim of negligence on the part of the school authorities.

"We have made an enquiry committee. The committee will submit a report. If the school authorities are found to be guilty, action will be taken against them," said Lovely.

Class XII student of Modern School Vasant Vihar, Akriti, died after suffering an asthma attack in school on Tuesday morning.

Media reports said the delay in giving her medical attention in time aggravated her condition, leading to her death.

Akriti's friend blamed the school authorities for the delay in arranging an ambulance for her. They alleged that the school authorities waited for the victim's parents to arrange a car to take her to a nearby hospital.

"Akriti went in the parents' car. They waited for the parents' car to come. They could have got an ambulance," said one of Akriti's friends.

Another friend of Akriti also accused the school authorities of not providing for an oxygen cylinder.

"The oxygen cylinder was not present in the car. The hospital people said that when she reached there she was dead," said another friend of Akriti.

The school authorities earlier clarified that they tried all they could to save the student, including taking her to hospital. ANI)

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