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Hyderabad: Friends allege first aid was not given

Published Mar 3, 2019, 1:18 am IST
Updated Mar 3, 2019, 1:18 am IST
Gopi Raju did a part-time job as a paper boy to fund his education and mother’s treatment.

Hyderabad: A 19-year-old teenager who had appeared for his intermediate II year exams died suspiciously in the exam hall after complaining of chest pain.

Speaking about the teenager’s health condition, his father M. Venkat Raju said, “He did not have any health issues. He woke up at about 6 am on Saturday, got ready and had breakfast before starting for his examination centre at about 8 am.”


Mr Raju, is as a watchmen at Everest Residency in Ameerpet. He is survived by his wife and five children, including three girls and two boys. The deceased was the third child and first son for the couple. Venkat Raju’s wife has been admitted in Gandhi Hospital as she has a kidney problem due to which M. Gopi Raju joined a vocational course and did a part-time job as a paper boy to pay for his education and mother’s treatment.

Mr Raju said, “He dreamt of becoming a police officer and used to tell that after completing his intermediate, he will apply for a police job.”


Fellow students allege that he died due to negligence of the college staff. The deceased was lying unconscious on the floor for over half-an-hour without receiving proper first aid treatment.

K. Mahesh with whom Gopi came to the exam centre said, “He first complained of chest pain at 8.30 am and since he didn’t have money to buy the tablet, he asked his friend to buy it for him. I bought a tablet for him. Subsequently, he vomited twice, told his friends that he was not feeling well and took another tablet. He was lying down in the corridor while we gave our exams,” said Mahesh.


Gopi’s friends were informed about his death only after they finished their exam.

Prem Chand, another friend who reached Sunshine Hospital, where Gopi was admitted said, “The doctor told that Gopi had suffered a heart attack and he was declared dead at around 11 pm.”

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