Berhampur, July 10 (LocalWire): A class VI student from Purushottampur
block of Ganjam district today succumbed to injuries suffered on Tuesday after a wall crashed on him in school.
11-year-old Shyam Das died at MKCG Medical College and Hospital where he was rushed for treatment by the teachers yesterday after the incident, district education officer (DEO) Sanatan Panda said.
Son of Budhia Das, Shyam along with some other students was near the compound wall after their mid-day meal when the wall that was built to install a display board collapsed on him.
‘We instructed the block education officer, Purushottampur, to conduct an inquiry into the incident.
The contractor will be held responsible for the mishap,’ he said.
Meanwhile, they have provided Rs 12,000 to the parents of the boy as an immediate assistance from Guru-Shishya Kalyan Fund, raised by the district education office.
‘We will request the government for an ex-gratia grant of Rs 2 lakh for the parents of the deceased,’ he said.