Muslim organisation adopts family of dead schoolgirl

April 24th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Voluntary organisation Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) said Friday that it has adopted the family of 11-year-old Shano Khan, who died last week after being allegedly subjected to corporal punishment by her teacher in a school here for not being able to recite the English alphabet.
“Shano’s family is not only under grief but also struggling hard to make two ends meet. We have gifted a small plot to the family in Bawana and will build a modest dwelling for the family,” ZFI’s media advisor Wadood Sajid said.

The organisation has also offered a place to Khan’s siblings at their orphanage - Happy Home India in Okhla.

“They will receive education free of cost,” Sajid said.

Khan, a Class 2 girl had slipped into coma Wednesday last week, a day after her teacher Manju allegedly beat her for failing to recite the English alphabets and forced her to crouch out in the hot sunshine for more than an hour. Shano was a student of a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) school in northwestern Delhi.

The girl was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after her condition deteriorated. She died last Friday.

The police are yet to make an arrest in the case.

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