New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the principal of a municipal school in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera where a five-year-old boy died after falling into a septic tank.

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The principal, Rekha Kakkar, who was suspended following a preliminary enquiry by SDMC, was arrested this noon after the police received a report from the civic body and its findings corroborated statements recorded earlier, a senior official said.

The principal of the SDMC school was later released on bail, the official said.

DCP (south-west) RA Sanjeev confirmed that the principal was arrested on Tuesday but did not share any other details.

SDMC authorities had ordered a probe into the incident by the civic body’s Additional Commissioner (education) Rajesh Pathak.

Inquiries by the police and civic officials suggested that though the open septic tank was brought to the notice of
school authorities, it was still not covered.

A case under Section 304A (causing death by negligence) was registered in connection with the incident.

The incident took place on 27 January when the nursery student, Ankit Kumar, slipped into and drowned in the tank on the school premises.


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