Student’s death due to snakebite: Teacher suspended
Sulthan Bathery: In connection with the death of a Class 5 student due to snakebite inside the classroom, a teacher has been suspended after allegations were raised that there were lapses from his part in taking the student to hospital. The other teachers have been served with show cause notice.
Shahla Sherin (10), was bitten by the snake from the classroom at Bathery Govt. Sarvajana Vocational Higher Secondary School and died at a hospital on Wednesday.
Wayanad DDE suspended Shijin, a teacher at the school here. Meanwhile, the Office of Education Minister has sought a report from the DDE.
Wayanad District Collector Adeela Abdullah said more action will be taken after investigation.
Students had alleged that teachers were reluctant to take the student to hospital, even when there was transport and hospital facilities nearby.
On Wednesday, around 3.30 pm, Shahla was bitten by a snake which was lying inside a hole on the wall of the classroom. There were wide protests against the school and authorities.