Four-year-old falls off Bengaluru preschool building, succumbs to injuries

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS): A four-year-old girl, who fell off from the third floor of her preschool building, died in the Chellekere area in Bengaluru.

Police said on Friday, the victim Gianna Ann Jito studying at the preschool had fallen off the third floor while she was playing on January 22 and suffered severe head injuries. She was admitted to a private hospital in Hebbal locality of Bengaluru.

Gianna was daughter of Jito Tomy Joseph and Binitta Thomas, a couple from Kerala. The couple are software professionals and settled in Bengaluru. Police are investigating the attempt of the school administration to "hush up and misguide" parents in connection with the case.

Sources said that the school authorities did not notice even after the victim child climbed the wall and fell off. The authorities tried to cover up the real reason which led to the tragic incident. The family has told police that the girl hit a wall at the daycare, fell and vomited, and later the school came forward to admit that she had fallen from the third floor.

Gianna was a gifted child and composed music at a tender age. She also loved to sing and paint.

The family claimed that Gianna was scared of heights and was unlikely to have gone to the terrace.

The case has been registered against the school and the Principal in this regard and police have taken up the investigation under IPC Section 304A.

In the preliminary probe, the female helper at the centre maintained that she was busy feeding and looking after other kids when the victim fell off.






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  • alex, N

    Sat, Jan 27 2024

    Very sad to hear .May the child rest in peace. condolences to the family. The pre school or day care centers need to exercise extreme caution and safety measures and have more helpers .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    I won't do Speculation ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    RIP Gianna your soul is now with the lord. My heart aches at the terrible grief that her parents will have to bear. Safety is always first because the entire institute's safety is based on the students safety all non-government institutes know and respect that, so how did this tragedy happen.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    Very sad and tragic.One thing is by small children important ,to watch with Sharp eyes children and enough personal.In KG keep doors closed so that no child goes out of your sight when personal is doing any work.Specially in a third floorKG?Dont say more.Its paining for parents to hear from sides and there ,here.Kindly investigate properly.Children always try to escape without others sight.Heartfelt sympathy to Parents.May the soul of this child rest in Peace.

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  • Sunitha, mangalore

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    May Her soul rest in peace. Strict rule should be followed that Pre kg and kg classes should be in the ground floor.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    really tragic...but as i have been saying repeatedly our country lacks safety measure is so cheap...niether the govt nor the concerned officials take these incidents seriously....everyone is behind making fast bucks through corruption....supremo is busy in drama baazi....

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  • Saravanabhaavan, Murukaveri

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    School should always maintain Safety First make money later not Money first.

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