By Express press service

KHAMMAM: A class 8 student at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Gurukula School in Wyra, Garlapati Jaswanth suffered 40% burns when a large container of hot sambaar he was moving from the kitchen shed to the dining hall with two other students fell on him. The incident happened on Saturday. District Collector Vice Chairman Gowtham on Sunday suspended the school’s principal, P Mallaiah, and principal, SK Pasha.

While the agency that holds the kitchen contract for the school’s students must place all the dishes in the hall, they regularly ask the students to perform the task. Jaswanth, 13, was holding one end of the degchi (vessel) when he slipped and fell.

The very hot sambaar in the ship fell on his face, torso, hands and legs, causing burns. Other students who witnessed the incident alerted school staff who transferred Jaswanth to Khammam Government Hospital. The boy was later transferred to a private hospital. His condition is said to be stable.

The collector also made orders to cancel the agency’s kitchen contract. He said the Wyra School would soon be moved to another location. Raghunadhapalem police registered one case. Some students at the school said they were given “changing tasks” every day and never filed a complaint because school officials turned a blind eye to the process saying it was all was part of a day’s work for them.

KHAMMAM: A class 8 student at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Gurukula School in Wyra, Garlapati Jaswanth suffered 40% burns when a large container of hot sambaar he was moving from the kitchen shed to the dining hall with two other students fell on him. The incident happened on Saturday. District Collector Vice Chairman Gowtham on Sunday suspended the school’s principal, P Mallaiah, and principal, SK Pasha. While the agency that holds the kitchen contract for the school’s students must place all the dishes in the hall, they regularly ask the students to perform the task. Jaswanth, 13, was holding one end of the degchi (vessel) when he slipped and fell. The very hot sambaar in the ship fell on his face, torso, hands and legs, causing burns. Other students who witnessed the incident alerted school staff who transferred Jaswanth to Khammam Government Hospital. The boy was later transferred to a private hospital. His condition is said to be stable. The collector also made orders to cancel the agency’s kitchen contract. He said the Wyra School would soon be moved to another location. Raghunadhapalem police registered one case. Some students at the school said they were given “changing tasks” every day and never filed a complaint because school officials turned a blind eye to the process saying it was all was part of a day’s work for them.