A pall of gloom descends on deceased students' village

School delayed informing us about deaths, say parents

A pall of gloom descends on deceased students' village

 A pall of gloom descended on Timmanahalli, the native village of Akanksh Pallaki, one of the three students of Vidyavaridhi International School who died due to poisoning in the wee hours of Thursday.

According to the post-mortem report, traces of poison were found in the bodies.
Akanksh Pallaki was pursuing his SSLC and was staying at the hostel on the school premises.

Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at the houses of Akanksh and Shreyas at Timmanahalli where the grief-stricken relatives were seen weeping and wailing aloud.
Akanksh’s parents Kantharaju and Kalavathi were inconsolable. Yogesh and Radha swooned on seeing the body of their son Shreyas. Yogesh said that he had performed Mrutynjaya Homa for the well-bring of his child a few days back.

Shreyas’ grandfather Rangappa expressed his anguish saying that the school authorities did not inform the parents of the students till Thursday morning while the incident occurred on Wednesday night. “We will wage a legal battle against the  negligence and apathy of the school management. They claim that it is an international school but the kitchen and accommodation of the boarding school, owned by former MLA K S Kirankumar, lack minimum facilities. The management is directly responsible for the death of the children,” he said.

Incidentally, both Akanksh and Shreyas are relatives of Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra, who was born in the village.

Four students and a watchman had consumed rice and sambar for dinner and fell ill. While three students — Akanksh Pallakki, Shreyas, both native of Timmanahalli, and Shantkumar, a native of Srirampur in Chitradurga district – died due to food poisoning another student Sudarshan is recovering at District Hospital. Watchman Ramesh (40) is battling for life at the ICU of District Hospital.

KRISHNAMURTHY, BEO, CN’HALLI: Vidyavaridhi International School had not taken any permission from the Education department for running hostel on its premises. The hostel is devoid of basic facilities. A report in this regard has been submitted to the higher-ups.

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