Gurgaon murder: Schools charge hefty fees but provide no security, say parents

The death of a class 2 student at Ryan International School in Bhursi, Gurgaon, announced Friday that strengths revealed security at several schools in the city.

The Friday incident further emphasized that, while parents end up paying high costs to these schools, they can hardly be sure of the well-being of their children.

In recent years, schools in Gurgaon have been on the news for all the wrong reasons: violence, gunshots, obscene comments and student deaths. All these incidents have made parents worry about the safety of their children.

Smriti Chhabra, a resident of DLF Phase-2 and a parent, said: “This is surprising and we have no idea of the safety of our children to school. Schools must take steps to ensure the safety of our children.”

Another relative, Tripti Singh, a resident of Sector 61, said: “Our children are not safe and it is sad to see no action against schools. All the facilities that the school in the city promises are not to wash our eyes.”

On July 5, a student in class 9 of the International School CD would have jumped from the third floor of the school building, which is located in area 48. The victim had an argument with her parents a few days before the incident in the purchase of a new motorcycle.

In another incident, the parents of a nine-year-old girl were horrified May 23 after the child’s hand was trapped between the door of the nursery Intellitots in Gurgaon and that he cut his finger.

Earlier, in the first week of May, a 13-year-old student at a 13-year-old South City-1 school was forced to change schools after finding a document containing obscure comments about her by some students in the local school network.

Not only injuries and mental harassment, but the inexplicable deaths of their children in schools have also left parents in the city concerned about the safety of their children. Most parents stated that schools have an appropriate mechanism to monitor the context of their support staff.

“We have no idea of drivers, janitors, teachers and others involved in caring for our children in schools,” said Sangeet Kumar, a 30-year resident.

In May last year, a Ryan International School class 3 student in area 40 was killed after being hit by a car. The incident occurred after the school bus left the victim on the wrong side of the road. Previously, a six-year student at Ryan School in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi was found dead in a water storage tank on the campus of the school on January 30, 2016.

On December 12, 2007, a 14-year-old boy was killed at the Euro International School, Sector 45, Gurgaon, after two students were opened.

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