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Kolkata: The death of a special child by drowning on the premises of Army’s Command Hospital in Kolkata has now reached the police.

Subhajit Ghosh, the father of the deceased child Sambuddha Ghosh (5), today (21 February) lodged an FIR at Alipore police station over the incident.

In the FIR, Ghosh has accused the principal, vice-principal, class teacher and the management of ASHA school for causing the death of his only child by sheer negligence.

The school meant for special children of both civilians and armed force personnel is located on the Command Hospital campus and is run by the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA).

Little Sambuddha, who hailed from Silpara at Behala in the city, had drowned in a pool on the campus while participating in the school’s annual sports yesterday.

Ever after the lapse of a day, the Army authorities are yet to take any step against any staff or teacher of the school.

To press for justice for the child and the punishment of those responsible for his untimely demise, the guardians of other children held a candlelight protest in front of school premises today.

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