After a five-year-old boy died at Ulhasnagar’s Century Rayon School after eating his tiffin yesterday, his parent’s have blamed the school authorities for not taking him to the hospital, and instead waiting for them to arrive.

After they lost their child Arjun Jinna, parents, accompanied by their neighbours, vandalised the office of the Century Toddlers Academy’s  principal. Pics/Navneet Barhate
After they lost their child Arjun Jinna, parents, accompanied by their neighbours, vandalised the office of the Century Toddlers Academy’s  principal. Pics/Navneet Barhate

The parents, joined by sympathetic neighbours, protested the “negligence” by ransacking the principal’s office. The student, Arjun Mohansingh Jinna, studied in Century Toddlers Academy, which is run by Century Rayon Education Society of the Birla Group in Ulhasnagar, Camp 1.

According to the police, the boy, who studied in kindergarten, started vomiting after having his tiffin, and the school called up his parents, but did not rush him to the nearby hospital run by the same trust.

A son lost
“The school should have rushed him to hospital. Instead they waited for us. They take so much money in donations and fees and such negligence! Because of them, I lost my son,” said Arjun’s mother Maya Mohansingh Jinna.

After the residents of Kamla Nehru Nagar the area the child resided in came to know of the incident, they gathered at the office of the principal, Kailashpati Pal, and ransacked it.

“It was not our mistake. He had his tiffin and then he started vomiting, and we immediately informed his parents,” said Pal, who had taken charge as the school principal yesterday itself. The Ulhasnagar police have registered an accidental death case, and are investigating the matter.