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Post Ryan student murder, Gurugram DM issues safety guideline for schools

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 21:47 IST

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Sept. 26 (ANI): To ensure the safety of students inside the school premises in the wake of the recent murder of a seven-year-old student in Ryan International School, Gurugram District Magistrate, Vinay Pratap Singh on Tuesday issued guideline for schools to follow.

The statement issued by the DM office stated that after the Ryan incident there is panic in the mind of parents and they are hesitating to send their wards to schools.

"It has been further made to appear to me that safety points of schools in Gurugram are to be taken up on priority basis and following points are to be completed by each school so that hesitation of parents regarding safety of their wards can be sorted out," the letter read.

Singh stated that the order under section 144 Cr. P.C. is necessary for assuring safety of students in the schools and asked each school to abide by it.

The schools have been asked to form school safety committee as per directions along with two representatives of parents.

To ensure that valid fire safety certificate is available and all fire safety equipments should be in working condition.

He also asked the schools to ensure that there are separate toilets for non teaching staff.

The schools have also been asked to install sufficient number of CCTV cameras at appropriate places in their premises and to put female attendants at toilets of small children.

The District Magistrates also asked to ensure that there are ramps and special toilets for children with special need, install CCTV cameras, GPS in school buses.

Deployment of female attendants at all buses and to ensure that Police verification for all non-teaching staff is done are major points of the guideline issued.

The District Magistrates has also warned that strict action will be taken against the schools who fails to comply with the directions if not they will be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)