NAINITAL: Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has intervened in the case of the death of Shaan Prajapati, a student of the prestigious Sherwood College in Nainital who died allegedly due to medical negligence in November 2014.
Prajapati’s mother, Neena Shreshtha, had written to Deuba on January 19 alleging delay and negligence on the part of authorities in India and sought his help in getting justice for her son.
Deuba wrote to the foreign ministry of Nepal on January 25 to look into the issue, after which, sources said, the Nepalese embassy in New Delhi has taken up the matter with Indian officials. The embassy wrote to Union ministry of external affairs on Saturday.
The aggrieved mother in her letter to the PM levelled serious allegations against the principal of the institution.
The 14-year-old student from Nepal died of septicemia in a private hospital in Noida after the school authorities failed to provide him with due medical assistance earlier. A zero FIR had already been registered in Noida against school authorities under section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) on the complaint of the deceased’s mother. The case is on trial in lower court.
The principal of Sherwood College and two other staff — warden Ravi Kumar and dispensary nurse Payal Paul — were named in the charge sheet submitted before the trial court in December 2015. After the charge sheet was filed, the lower court issued summons to the three accused on January 14, 2016.
In October 2015, the Uttarakhand government rejected the request of a Crime-Branch Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) investigation in the case.
Source : timesofindia