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World Europe 04 Oct 2016 UK: 11-year-old foun ...

UK: 11-year-old found hanging in home after he was 'bullied' in school

Published Oct 4, 2016, 6:34 pm IST
Updated Oct 4, 2016, 6:55 pm IST
A governor of a primary school said her nephew saw some boys hitting the student in the playground at lunchtime.
An 11-year-old student in Bradford, United Kingdom, allegedly committed suicide hours after he was bullied by seniors at school. (Representational image)
 An 11-year-old student in Bradford, United Kingdom, allegedly committed suicide hours after he was bullied by seniors at school. (Representational image)

Bradford: An 11-year-old student in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was found hanging in his bedroom hours after he was allegedly bullied by seniors at school. Before allegedly committing suicide, the boy had told his mother that he wanted to change school.

According to a report in Daily Mail, police are investigating the claims that Asad Khan, student of Beckfoot Upper Heaton school in Bradford, was assaulted by sixth form students – aged between 16 and 18 – on the day he allegedly committed suicide.


Asama Javed, a governor of a primary school where Khan studied until July, said her nephew at Beckfoot Upper Heaton witnessed the assault.

“My nephew said he saw some sixth formers hitting Asad in the playground at lunchtime. He told a teacher, who said they would be dealt with on Friday,” she said. She also claimed to have seen a video in which some boys tells Khan to lie down while he encourages others to jump on him.

Detective Inspector Alan Flynn, leading the probe for Bradford District CID, said investigation to find out what was going on in Khan’s life before his death.

Meanwhile, police have also approached the public for any evidence that could help in the probe, he added.

“Clearly we are receiving reports that there may have been a bullying issue. I cannot corroborate that. If we receive information that he was being bullied, we will look into that. Bullying is not a criminal offence. But if there is criminal behaviour, like assault, we will look at it,” he said.

Flynn said the boy's body was sent for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.