The death of a 7-year-old student in the sprawling campus of Ryan International School in Gurgaon exposed the security laxity in the institution, according to the report by the Indian Express. The school which is spread across a large tract of land, has several guards manning the two front gates, however, according to report, the back of the building that leads to a gaping 300-metre-wide open stretch, lies unguarded. This gives easy access to a trespasser through the opening of the football field and lawn tennis court and eventually one can even gain entry into the walkway that leads to the school reception.
Parents who are furious after the incident gathered outside the school on Saturday and accused the school of not taking security seriously.
Narayan Singh, who has an eatery in the lane outside the back gate was quoted by the Indian Express as saying, “They have been building this boundary wall for the past two years. They built around 100 metres and left it like that. Many cows have entered the school; even labourers from the surrounding areas enter the school premises at night.”
As per the report, the local residents and parents have also alleged that the drivers and conductors could walk out through the back gate to the nearby ‘English Wine and Beer Shop’ and consume liquor near an open field, after which they re-enter the campus through the main gate.
The class two boy who was found with his throat slit, was found in a pool of blood in a washroom of the Gurgaon school on September 8. He was allegedly killed by the bus conductor.