School trip leaves Bishop Cotton boy with a broken arm

School trip leaves Bishop Cotton boy with a broken arm

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-02-21 16:40 Bengaluru: A 12-year-old, Class 7 student of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School suffered a fractured arm in a freak incident during a trip. The unfortunate incident happened on the evening of Feb 16 at the Wonderla Amusement Park located near Ramanagara.As per details available at the moment, on arriving at the park, the driver of the private bus hired for the trip began reversing to park the vehicle. The boy Ruben Jacob Mathew reportedly had his arm out of the window at that very moment, as a result of which Ruben’s arm got sandwiched between his bus and another stationary bus.The boy immediately was rushed to BGS Hospital on Mysore Road for first aid and then to Hosmat hospital in Bengaluru. According to Dr Ajith Benedict Rayan, Medical Director at Hosmat, the boy’s fractured arm had to be operated upon and a metal plate was inserted to stabilise the fracture. The boy, who also underwent a skin grafting procedure, is likely to be discharged in a couple of days.“I cannot blame school but don't understand why the school had taken many batch students at a time. There were students from 2-3 batches and it was crowded. Meanwhile the question is why did driver failed to notice the distance between two buses while parking and taking the bus reverse. Also, I want to know who was driving the bus? Whether the driver or the cleaner? Even school has assured me of taking up the inquiry on this. I am hoping to get the answer from school as they are co-operative,” said Mathews Jacob.Kripa Alva, Chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said, “It is a serious issue. I will soon issue a show-cause notice to the school.”The school management has not released details about the driver hired for the trip and is yet to comment on the incident.