“The girl said she was interested in jumping from the second floor, but later backed out. So, she was sent back by the trainer. Later, she gained confidence and told the trainer that she wanted to jump.
“However, when she got on to the sunshade, she was overcome by fear and was reluctant to jump. But the trainer kept prompting her and finally he gave her a push.
“Unfortunately she hit the sunshade of first floor and suffered severe injuries on neck and head.”
Lokeshwari, who sustained injuries on the head and neck from the push, was reportedly rushed to a hospital but it was too late.
The trainer, identified as R. Arumugam, claimed to hold a certificate from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), according to Outlook India.
However, the agency clarified that it was not associated with the drill and did not authorize Arumugam to conduct it.
Lokeshwari’s father filed a complaint against the trainer, who has since been arrested and is now facing charges for causing death by negligence.
Twitter users demanded justice and expressed condolences to Lokeshwari’s family:
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