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Gurugram school murder - Is your child safe in school?

Pallavi Thakur Bose
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Gurugram school murder Is your child safe in school

Gurgaon's Ryan International school is in news. On September 9th morning, an seven year old boy (class II student) was found dead with his throat slit in the school toilet.

The eight-year-old was attacked just minutes after his father dropped him and his elder sister to school, a short drive from their home.

A school bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, has been arrested for the murder he has allegedly confessed to killing the boy after trying to sexually assault him in the toilet.

This news has naturally shocked parents and non-parents across the country. Some are enraged at how such an incident could happen inside premises of a "school". Others are anxious sick about the safety of their own child...

Our proparent, ex-journalist and mother to an 7 year old boy herself, Pallavi Thakur Bose shares her objective thoughts this horrific incident and what can be done to ensure safety of children...

Read on and please do share your thoughts...


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Chandra Shekhar

| Sep 12, 2017

I totally agree with Pallavi, shame on Ryan International School as they only charge high fee,making business but no security. It's not the 1st time with this school, if the earlier incidents investigated properly then this would not be repeated. it's very brutal. the given information is very useful,thanks!!

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Amit Jain

| Sep 12, 2017

can we make a WA gruop for same

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Aditi Bansal

| Sep 12, 2017

Ok.. I hope all of u must be using some or the other social networking sites like Facebook Twitter etc.. so a petition started (by normal parent like us )is running all over n needs more signs; states all of such points which I already pointed out.. its just we have to "come together as a mass group" for our own child's safety... After all we are Buying Education for our kids n if something wrong is happening then we have whole right to Question..

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Amit Jain

| Sep 12, 2017

Agreed Aditi Bansal question is will schools allow us yo do duch checkes

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Aditi Bansal

| Sep 12, 2017

Hi pallavi... what u shared is good info.. A mother is always the first teacher to her child and we have to teach them about good n bad... but what would u do at that point of time/how would u know if "something" could be happening to a child in school bcoz there is/are no CCTV's n if there are its not providing u with live streaming to every parent of the school... What I think we can do to assure our best satisfaction could be to keep a regular check on school 's activities( by which I mean their staffs behaviour with the kids ; hygiene levels; most imp. the verification proof the drivers conductors whom with our kids are travelling)

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Pooja Songara

| Sep 11, 2017

yes true,now this is vry important for our kids.

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Ogboide Grace

| Sep 11, 2017

its extremely important even as parents we teach them all kinds of safety measures at home, as the school won't do everything for us. may the Almighty keep our children!

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Shivani Gupta

| Sep 11, 2017

very true written i also consult these points with the school teacher

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Harpreet Saini

| Sep 11, 2017

so true.. this is high time to ensure security first

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Kavita Kumar

| Sep 11, 2017

yes Pallavi.. u r right.. it's our duty to check the safety measures in the school... bcoz now this is very important for our children

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Menka Malhotra

| Sep 11, 2017

Very true, all you said needs to be done. Along with school we as parents have to train our children about good & bad touch.

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Savitri Jadeja

| Sep 11, 2017

yes you are right

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Rukhsana Shabir Syeda

| Sep 10, 2017

it is the matter of safety of our child... for this regard, I , as mother become more cautious to know more and get more information about the school where our child is studying... the school shall have safer environment for their better upbringing....

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Bhawna

| Sep 10, 2017

dear pallavi,totally agree with u.

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Pallavi Thakur Bose

| Sep 10, 2017

Tx everyone for sharing your views. CBSE is setting up an investigation in this issue. It's good and I think CBSE needs to be more proactive and do periodic checking not only for academic standards but also to check upon the safety measures. People only make a hue and cry about school fees but not about the fascilities school provides.

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Tannu Tannu

| Sep 10, 2017

totally avoidable tragedy. police talk do much about verification. why aren't all these aayas and drivers and all staff of the school verified. parents leave their children in school and follow all rules of school... if the schools cannot ensure this safety of school... then how are parents going to have faith and trust in the authorities....

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Khushboo Joshi

| Sep 10, 2017

Dear pallavi, Thanks for sharing such heart shaking incidence n yes I agree that some schools Don't follow all the safety measures that they have to adopt. And also we should educate our children about the good touch n bad touch. And request all mother's to teach their child about their body parts it's must.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 10, 2017

the tragedy was completely avoidable had school authorities been alert , careful and serious regarding safety procedures. they should not have allowed contract workers to enter school premises on a regular working day. even parents /caregivers/ household help who come for pick up and drop of children should be not allowed to school without showing their I-card at the gate itself ,issued to them beginning every new session. this tragedy shows the apathy of schools and even more pathetic mindset of a group of people who are the master minds of such heinous crimes. very pertinent blog. thanks for sharing.

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Vandana Stone

| Sep 10, 2017

thanks for sharing such information

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Vandana Stone

| Sep 10, 2017

yes I do agree d fact as parent we have to teach our children about d good touch n bad touch we have to make. our children our friends so that they couldn't hide from us out of fear I really feel sad about the child may his soul rest in peace when I heard these kind of things I got scared scared about children I don't what had happened to d nature of man man becoming beast dayby day

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DEBASHREE BHATTACHARYA

| Sep 09, 2017

Hello Pallavi, thanks a lot for your blog. l am 100% agree with you that no support staffs except 'ayas' must be allowed inside the school building. Our children are not safe in their second home also. whom to trust.. no idea.. !! Once again thanks a lot for your valuable tips.

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Poonam Singh

| Sep 09, 2017

really scary i think something wrong is going in ryan school bcos everytime this school is in highlights for some reason proper investigation is required or it should be closed

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Hina

| Sep 09, 2017

thank you for sharing this blog. Yes the incident has left all of us shaken and scarred.

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