The 12-year-old boy,who was critically injured after being accidentally hit by a javelin in a school playground on October 2,died at the AIIMS Trauma Centre on Monday morning.
Roshan Lama had been on ventilator support after doctors had performed a surgery on his fractured skull to repair his dural matter. A senior doctor at the hospital said,The javelin had pierced his ear,and ruptured the dural matter,fracturing his skull. He would have undergone severe brain damage,but he never regained consciousness for us to assess the damage. He died from multiple organ failure.
According to police,the javelin that hit Roshan had been thrown by a Class 12 student while he was practising for the annual sports day at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee government boys school,CR Park.
Roshan and friends,Deepak and Bimal,all students of Class VI,were walking to their classroom during recess when Deepak saw the javelin coming towards them. Roshan,police said,pushed Deepak out of the way but got hit himself. The javelin hit his ear and fractured his skull.
After the incident,police registered a case of 304A (negligence) and apprehended three people two physical training instructors,Sushil Kumar Sharma and Jitesh Chawla,and the student. The Delhi Education department has also ordered a probe into the incident.
But his family said they were not satisfied with the police probe and demanded that the schools principal and the vice-principal be arrested.
Roshans father Suraj Lama said,We are not satisfied with police action. Till now they have arrested the two PT instructors and the juvenile. But,what about the principal and the vice-principal? How could they appoint such irresponsible teachers? Where were they when the incident took place? he said. No one from the school came to join us for the cremation. No one is stepping forward to help us, he said.
According to police,the student who threw the javelin had fled the city after the incident. But his father had taken him to the police station. The two PT instructors who have been arrested had no knowledge of the practice session. They did not even know that the students had taken the javelin out for practice, a senior police officer said.
Roshan’s family,which lives in Chirag Dilli,hails from Janakpur in Nepal. His father works as a driver. His mother had passed away,relatives had said.