Sunday, 24 Nov, 3.02 am ANN News

Shehla's death: Police likely to arrest accused soon

Sulthan Bathery: There are reports that the guilty in the death of class V student Shehla Sherin at the Govt Sarvajana Vocational Higher Secondary School are likely to be arrested soon. As the local outfits and the native people refuse to bow down from the ongoing protests, the officials are planning to arrest the guilty as soon as possible to settle down the issue.

The Bathery police have filed a suo motu case against the school teachers and the doctor who treated Shehla on Friday night itself. Police have booked non-bailable cases under Section IPC 304-A against higher secondary department principal A K Karunakaran, Vice Principal K K Mohan, teachers S V Shijil and Bathery taluk hospital doctor Jisa Merin Joy.

ASP Vaibhav Saxena arrived at the school on Saturday afternoon for evidence collection. He inspected the classroom where the student was bitten by snake and visited other places on the premises. He found the first aid box containing expired medicines and asked the officials to take the box into custody.

"The case was handed over to me on Saturday and the investigation has begun. It is being viewed seriously. We would make sure that prima facie the number of people involved in this incident and how seriously the crime is being viewed. These kind of incidents should not be repeated in future. There will be a proper investigation into this," Vaibhav Saxena, said.

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