“If the investigation has not been completed, how much more time they would require to complete the investigation? For the said purpose, is any portion of the building in the premises of the school concerned still required to be kept aloof? If so, for what period?” Justice R Suresh Kumar asked on Friday.
These queries should be answered by way of a status report, to be filed by the CB-CID on November 30, the judge added.
The court passed the order on a plea moved by the school management seeking permission to reopen the school.
The management of Sakthi Matriculation School submitted that they have completed all repair works required and a committee formed by the state to assess the same was also satisfied with the work.
According to the petitioner-school, the committee appointed by the state inspected the school premises and checked whether all the required facilities and infrastructure were in place. The committee informed the management that they are satisfied with the work, it said.
On July 13, a girl was found dead near the hostel of the school. As parents and relatives of the deceased alleged foul play on part of the school, a violence broke out in the area in which the entire school premises was ransacked and torched.