HYDERABAD: G. Adarsh, a Class 6 student, collapsed at the Delhi Public School, Nadergul, as he was climbing the stairs to reach his classroom on the second floor and died at a hospital on Saturday.
Doctors said it was a case of heart attack. Police said he had won the third position in an inter-school singing competition held at DPS, Mahindra Hills. The 60 students of DPS Nadergul, who participated in the event, returned to the school after school hours at 3.45 pm.
Adarsh informed his friend that he will return with his school bag but he collapsed as he was taking the stairs. Guards alerted the school officials who rushed him to Amma Hospital nearby after alerting his parents. He was shifted to an ambulance midway and the student reached the hospital with a very low pulse.
A hospital official said the student had started responding to treatment. He was then shifted to Kamineni Hospital for better treatment.
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At Kamineni Hospital, doctors tried to revive him but he was dead by then. Doctors said he could have died of a heart attack
Mr Balath Raj, administrative officer of DPS, Nadergul, dismissed repor-ts that Adarsh’s parents had not been informed, and that the student was taken to the hospital on a two-wheeler.
“We have CCTV footage to show the sequence of even-ts. We have asked the police to confirm after watching the footage,” he said.
He said the school officials had tried administering first aid on Adarsh as soon as he collapsed. This is Adarsh’s second year in the school. Adarsh's father G. Ravinder, a farmer, has signed papers to donate his son's eyes to LV Prasad Eye Hospital.
Based on a complaint from Mr Ravinder, the Adibhatla police has registered a case of suspicious death. “We are verifying all angles. Based on the evidence, we will proceed,”said Adibhatla inspector R. Govinda Reddy Sai....