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Delhi: School girl dies of iron tablet overdose; Manish Sisodia orders inquiry

By Ians

New Delhi, May 10: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday ordered an inquiry into the death of a class nine student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.

"Delhi government has ordered an enquiry - by SDM (sub-divisional magistrate) Saraswati Vihar - into the death of a Class 9 student of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Wazirpur," Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said in a statement.

Manish Sisodia

The 14-year-old girl died here at Hindu Rao hospital on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the girl, resident of Wazirpur in north Delhi, had allegedly consumed 10-12 tablets of folic iron on May 4, after which she complained of stomach ache. She was later sent to her home with a woman school guard.

After her condition deteriorated, she was admitted in Hindu Rao hospital where she died.

A case was registered at Bharat Nagar police station.

According to police officers, no external injury marks were found on the girl's body and her viscera has been preserved for forensic examination.

However, her parents accused the school administration of negligence and sought to know did she get excess tablets.


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