Ryan school hit-and-run victim dies


Last week a seven-year-old girl, who became the victim of a speeding car when her school bus allegedly dropped her on the wrong side of the road, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Gurgaon on Wednesday.

The student of class 3 of Ryan International School was in a coma at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Medanta – The Medicity after the accident held on May 9.

Jiya, the daughter of Wipro executive Pankaj Juneja, suffered a swelling in her brain after the accident that occured when the school bus, allegedly without the mandatory conductor and an attendant, dropped the girl on the opposite side near Krishna Colony in old Gurgaon. A speeding car hit her when she was crossing the road . The driver of the car fled after the accident.

Jiya’s parents registered a complaint at Sector 4 police outpost. FIR was filed under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) and 338 (grievous hurt) of Indian Penal Code in the case.

“We have taken testimonies of witnesses and are probing the case. We are also trying if we can have any CCTV footage from the accident area. No one has been arrested so far,” assistant commissioner of police, Hawa Singh, said.

The school agreed to pay for the girl’s treatment only following a protest by parents at the school’s Sector 40 branch on Friday. The teacher who accompanied the students in the bus has also been suspended.

Wefornews Bureau

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