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Seven-year-old hit-and-run victim of Ryan school dies

A seven-year-old girl, who was hit by a speeding car last week when her school bus allegedly dropped her on the wrong side of the road, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Gurgaon on Wednesday.
The Class 3 student of Ryan International School was in a coma at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Medanta - The Medicity after the accident on May 9.
Jiya, the daughter of Wipro executive Pankaj Juneja, suffered a swelling in her brain after the accident that took place when the school bus, allegedly without the mandatory conductor and an attendant, dropped the girl on the opposite side near Krishna Colony in old Gurgaon.
A speeding car hit her when she was crossing the road . The driver of the car escaped after the accident.
Jiya’s parents registered a complaint at Sector 4 police outpost. FIR under sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) and 338 (grievous hurt) of Indian Penal Code was registered in the case.
“We have taken testimonies of witnesses and are probing the case. We are also trying if we can have any CCTV footage from the accident area. No one has been arrested so far,” assistant commissioner of police, Hawa Singh, said.
The school agreed to pay for the girl’s treatment only after a protest by parents at the school’s Sector 40 branch on Friday. The teacher who accompanied the students in the bus has also been suspended.
Soon after the news of her death, tributes started pouring in on social media.
“RIP Jiya, this is really sad. May god give courage to her parents,” Gunjan Khurana, a parent, wrote on the Facebook group Gurgaon Parents for Better Education.
Some comments also touched on the issue of safety of school-going kids.
“RIP, these schools can’t feel the loss and pain Jiya faced. They just know how to take huge fees along with huge transport charge,” Atul Sharma said.

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