Bhabua: A class 5 student was found dead in a bathroom reserved for teachers in a private school in Kaimur district of south west Bihar on Monday, reported Hindustan Times. This is the third incident of students dying in schools in the area in past one week.
The 11-year-old student of the private school in Kudra was found lying in the bathroom on the second floor of the building with a yellow wire tied around his neck. The door was shut from outside. The boy was quickly taken to the nearest hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. He was the son of a marginal farmer and his elder brother had earlier died of a snake bite at his native village.
“Initial investigation points to death by hanging. He either killed himself or was murdered by other people. It is a heinous crime and police will solve the case within a few days,” superintendent of police, Dilnawaz Ahmad told Hindustan Times. The post mortem examination on the body was performed by a medical board and a Forensic Science Lab (FSL), Patna team is arriving today, Ahmad added.
The mother of the boy who was found dead taught in the same school he studied in but was on leave on Monday due to Teej festival. His sister, who studied in the same school in class 8, when she couldn’t find her brother informed the teachers about it who also joined the search and finally found his body in the bathroom.
Angry locals took to attacking the school after news of the incident spread, damaging the furniture and blocking NH-2 (GT Road) at Kudra for several hours demanding registration of a murder case against school management and teachers. The blockade was lifted after a case was registered against school director, principal and five teachers.
This is the third such incident in Kaimur region within a week and second in Kudra market within a month. But police is yet to solve the cases. On August 31, a class 6 girl student of a school in Sion, on outskirts of district headquarters town Bhabua died under suspicious circumstances. She was declared brought dead by doctors at Sadar hospital.
The school officials said that she suddenly fell down during the morning prayer and died on way to the hospital. But her father said that the girl was completely fit and had joined the school on August 29.
On August 28 in Dehri-on-Sone, 16-year-old class 10 student died under suspected conditions in a school near Indrapuri. The boy was neither admitted to a government hospital nor was a post-mortem done as the boy’s father, who worked at the school, did not want it.
The management said that the boy died due to poisonous bite of some insect and was treated in school hospital. But students alleged negligence and organized a candle march on August 30 demanding action against the responsible persons.
Another student living in hostel of the same school and a resident of Kudra had died in suspected circumstances last year. The management had said that he was died due to snake bite.
On July 26, in an accident, Class IX student Chandan Kumar, 14, was killed and another student Aditya Kumar, 13, of Modern Public School, Lalapur was critically injured after coming in contact with a high voltage electric wire on the roof of the school.
The teachers had allegedly asked the two students to carry an iron pipe to roof. The pipe came in contact with a 11000 volt uncovered live electric wire running parallel to the roof and Chandan died of electric shock....