The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ministry of Human Resource and Development to prepare special directives for the security of students in schools across India within six months. The HRD ministry has also been asked to draft an inclusive policy to that effect.
The top court today took this decision while hearing the plea filed by the father of a seven-year-old boy who was killed in his school's bathroom in Delhi's neighbouring Faridabad last year.
The Class 2 student was found with his throat slit inside the school’s toilet on the morning of September 8, 2017. Although initially, the school’s bus conductor was arrested by the Gurgaon police in connection with the case, the CBI apprehended the 16-year-old student of the same school after taking over the probe. The conductor was acquitted later.