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10-Year-old G D Goenka school boy dies after falling on floor

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Ghaziabad, August 2: In a tragic incident, a 10-year-old Arman Sehgal, a student of G D Goenka Public School in Indirapuram, died after allegedly slipping and ‘falling’ on the corridor of school building’s second floor early on Tuesday.

He was immediately rushed to Shanti Gopal Hospital by the school authorities where he was declared dead.

Post-mortem reports confirm that he died of head injuries.

At 7:30 am on Tuesday, the Arman’s father – Gulshan Sehgal – dropped him to school. Arman was about to appear for a weekly test on Tuesday. As soon as his father reached home, he received a call informing that Arman is being taken to a hospital.Arman's motherHowever, the boy’s mother Swati Sehgal alleged school’s negligence and said, “No body informed us during the time of the incident. Later, they told us they were taking my son to the hospital. They say he fell and urinated on himself. But I am sure there was water on the floor where he slipped. The school management is hiding this fact. The class teacher was brought into the picture after repeated requests. She told us Arman fell in front of her. But I do not believe her. My son was not weak. I am sure there was water. I have seen the body and his clothes were completely wet. He slipped,” reported the Hindustan Times.Arman SehgalWhile on the other side, school principal Dr Kavita Sharma refuted allegations saying that Armaan had gone outside the classroom, where an examination was being conducted, to collect his pencil box. While returning, he suddenly collapsed and fell down on the corridor.

“What has happened is extremely unfortunate. He was walking to the other classroom when he fell down. He was rushed to a hospital but he could not survive. There was no water in the corridor, staircase or around the area. We are going to extend our full cooperation and support to the child’s family and the police in their investigation,” she said.GD GoenkaNoticing, there was no CCTV camera in the vicinity of the school where the incident occurred.

A FIR has been registered against the school principal and management following the child’s family complain.

“His father, a resident of Vaishali in Ghaziabad, has accused the principal and management of the death of his son in the corridor, negligence on part of the school, and destruction of evidence,” said Akash Tomar, SP City, Ghaziabad.

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Four dead in Muzaffarnagar Explosion

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Lucknow, June 25: At least four people dead and three injured in an explosion at a scrap shop in Muzaffarnagar’s Civil Lines area on Monday. 

Bomb disposal squad present at the spot, further investigation underway.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the owner of the junk shop was hammering a pointed object when the explosion took place.

Muzaffaranagar Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Dev stated the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the Army would soon join the probe.

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Mumbai Rains: Wall Collapses in Wadala, Cars trapped

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Mumbai, June 25: At least Seven cars were damaged and several trapped after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill due to heavy rains. 

As torrential rains clobbered large areas of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, at least five people lost their lives in rain-related incidents, news agency IANS reported.

Following water-logging traffic and Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban locals are affected.

Local trains are running between 15-30 minutes late and a periphery of several stations like Sion, Chinchpokli and Matunga, inconveniencing office-goers due to continuous rainfall.

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No more trees in Delhi to be cut till July 4, says High Court

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New Delhi, June 25: No trees will be cut in Delhi for now, the High Court said on Monday, putting on hold a controversial mega-project that requires the cutting of 17,000 trees in the city to make way for government officers’ houses and a commercial complex.

“Has the tree-cutting been approved by the green tribunal,” the court questioned as it put off the project till July 4, the next hearing.

The High Court will hear the matter next on July 4, while. The National Green Tribunal will hear the matter on July 2.

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