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Parents launch Facebook campaign against school after daughter's death

Ghazal Yadav Source: Justice for Ghazal Yadav

Ghazal, a Class 2 student, allegedly died of injuries received during a karate competition.

A Facebook campaign #justiceforgazhal was launched by the parents of seven-year-old Ghazal Yadav.

Ghazal, a Class 2 student at DPS World School in Greater Noida, India, allegedly died of injuries received during a karate competition.

This campaign was launched to garner support from people for initiation of action against the school management.

The parents alleged that the school caused delay in providing treatment to Ghazal.

The Hindustan Times reports that a case of negligence has been registered against the school but Ghazal’s parents allege that strict action has not been taken in the matter.

Ghazal died on January 31, and since then her family has been demanding an inquiry into the sequence of events that led to her death.

Her parents claimed that they have seen a CCTV footage.

In this footage Ghazal was seen running after teachers and no one allegedly payed attention to her.

“She was hurt during the karate event and had started complaining of headache. But the teachers kept her waiting for a photo session and didn’t rush her to a hospital. The case is not being investigated thoroughly,” said Lal Chand Yadav, father of the girl.

The Facebook campaign has garnered wide support.

Ghazal Yadav
Ghazal Yadav
Justice for Ghazal Yadav

This matter has also been reported to Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate N. P. Singh.

HT reported that Mr Singh has referred the matter to Sujata Singh, superintendent of police (rural), Gautam Budh Nagar.

Ms Singh has assured that there would be no delay in action and the case will be investigated thoroughly.

“I have summoned the girl’s parents and members from the school management. Their statements will be recorded and swift action will be ensured,” Ms Singh added.

Meanwhile, Ghazal’s parents have also written a letter to the Union Human Resource Development minister seeking his attention in the matter.

The parents allege that the school management manipulated the father in to signing a document on the pretext of handing over the body of the child.

“I discovered later that the document prevented us from conducting a postmortem on our daughter’s body. It further stopped us from pressing legal charges against the school,” Mr Yadav added in his letter to the HRD minister.

DPS World School principal Jyoti Arora was unavailable for comment to HT.