The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued a notice to the district magistrate collectorate in Muzaffarpur following the deaths of at least two school children and reports of numerous illnesses due to the reopening of schools during severe cold weather conditions. The complaint, dated January 26 and filed by All India Students Union (AISU) vice-president Sai Krishna, requested an investigation into the adverse consequences of reopening schools in Bihar during severe cold. According to the complaint, a student from Kaira Primary School in Lakhisarai died after falling ill during the morning assembly, with the student reportedly vomiting and passing away during treatment. Additionally, a Class 6 student in Muzaffarpur was reported dead after being sent home from school due to severe shivering. The NCPCR has requested an investigation report and necessary documents within 10 days of receiving the letter. These incidents have raised concerns about the decision to reopen schools in such harsh weather conditions, with the complainant urging urgent intervention by the NCPCR to assess the number of affected students and investigate the circumstances leading to these unfortunate incidents.

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