A four-year old nursery girl dies in Hyderabad dies after her head gets stuck in school lift

In a tragic incident, a 4 year old nursery student, Syeda Xainab Fatima, died after getting stuck in the lift of a private nursery school on Tuesday in Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad in Telangana.

Agencies report that the school principal and the child’s teacher and an educational official have been arrested. The incident occurred as a school teacher along with a few students were going from the ground floor to the third floor of the school. Her head got stuck in the grill door and the elevator moved, crushing her to death.

“The girl’s head got stuck on the lower side of the grilled lift and she was crushed to death. We will further investigate the matter and the possible lapses that also will be brought on record. A thorough inquiry is underway to determine on how the incident occurred, whose mistake it is, whether that of management or the teacher accompanying the students. Stringent action will be taken against those who committed the mistake”. -A Ravinder, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Zone) said.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot and an investigation is underway. A case has been registered against the school management under the relevant IPC section for causing death by negligence, the police said.

Meanwhile, the family members of the child and other local residents gathered in front of the school and held a protest demanding stern action against its management.

The Director of Education Officer has been summoned by the police for investigation.