Parents of children who were killed in the Krishna School fire accident in Kumbakonam in 2004 observed a fast in front of the school on Saturday urging the court and the government not to discharge any of the accused in the case.

The Thanjavur Principal and Sessions Judge Meenakshi Sundaram discharged three of the 24 accused in the case on Friday. The parents said that all the 24 accused should be punished and no one should be discharged. Ninety-four children were killed in the accident that occurred on July 16 in 2004.

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