Principal, headmaster suspended after student dies of snakebite

Principal, headmaster suspended after student dies of snakebite

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The Kerala Government has suspended the head teachers of the school in Wayanad where a 10-year-old died of snakebite on Wednesday.

The Deputy Director of Education suspended School Principal AK Karunakaran and Headmaster (vice principal) KK Mohanan of the Bathery Sarvajana Higher Secondary School in Wayanad district of Kerala on Friday, following widespread protests over the 10-year-old’s death. According to reports, the Parents Teachers Association of the school has also been dissolved. Classmates and family members of Shehla Sherin have accused teaching staff of not taking her injury seriously and failing to take her to hospital.

The 10 year old's death has sparked widespread outrage and a protest march in Sulthan Bathery in Kerala state.

A fifth-standard student of the school, Shehla Sherin was bitten by a poisonous snake inside the class on Wednesday evening and died at a private hospital. Shehla's parents had alleged that the school authorities did not rush her to the hospital soon after the snake bite. Many holes are there on the floor and wall of the classroom.

Despite the fact that there was a delay on the part of the school authorities in taking the victim, Shehla Sherin, to the hospital and had the hospital authorities acted swiftly and sensibly, the girl would have been saved.