Indian Girl Dies After Hours in Sun
A Dehli, India girl died Friday after fainting and slipping into a coma following several hours spent outdoors in the sun.
Family of Shano Khan, 11, say the girl was forced to stand several hours outside in the midday sun for incorrectly reciting the alphabet, BBC reported.
Khan died in the hospital, though medical tests are still being conducted to determine exactly what caused her death.
According to BBC, Renuka Chaudhary, India's minister for women and child welfare, called for investigation and the arrest of Khan's school teacher.
School officials deny the family's account, and say Khan died because of her frequent seizures.
"She has been irregular with her classes because of fits. On Wednesday too, she had fits, following which her parents were informed," a school official told The Times of India.
Nonetheless, both the teacher and principal at the municipal school have been suspended pending further investigation.
According to BBC, Delhi's private schools forbid corporal punishment.