4 students hurt in roof collapse

Daulat Ram Students protested outside their college after portion of the ceiling of a classroom collapsed in the middle of a lecture on Tuesday, injuring four students.

In a similar mishap, a wall collapsed in Central Delhi’s Paharganj late Monday night and three children were rescued from the debris.

The ceiling of room number 105 at the North Campus college came down while a Political Science class was going on. The whole class including the professor tried to save the situation. The situation was brought under control by school staff and students.
Principal played a vital role, said police.

Four students suffered injuries on their hand and feet and were sent to Indira Hospital by police. Police have registered two cases of section 336 for act endangering life or personal safety of others and section 337 for causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others under the Indian Penal Code.

According to students, their phone copies and books were damaged. Farhana, a student, who was also protesting along with 70 others, said that the classroom 105 was known as DRC’s most spacious classroom. All the classes which has more strength of students were held there.

Since no classes can be held there for many days now, a protest under the banner “Boycott all Classes’ will be held at DRC on Wednesday, said Farhana.

Students of Daulat Ram College along with their teachers led a protest against the governing council of the college earlier this month for not releasing funds for college’s betterment.

“Many walls are cracked here. Every time we come back after summer vacations, the authorities just gets the walls painted but not take care of the foundation,” said Farhana.

Kids injured

Also a vacant building’s wall collapsed in Paharganj's Nabi Karim area and three children were injured. The children lived in the slums near the building. Two of them were discharged from the hospital in the morning on Tuesday.

The three kids- Priya, 14,  Karan, 13, and Sonam, 11, were trapped under the debris and a restaurant chef rescued them, said police.

There were 25 to 30 fire tenders sent on the spot and the situation was brought under control in 45 minutes, said police. The building was already declared a danger zone by MCD long ago, said police.  The building is in Arya Nagar which is known for its hotels.

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