New Delhi: This is a tragic story of a 17-year-old boy who had reportedly gone to his school to submit a leave application as he was going on a small vacation with his father. But he was found dead in his school on Friday evening. His family said he left home at 4.30 pm on Friday to submit a leave application, but did not return. The incident was reported from Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Nangloi in West Delhi.
According to the parents of the boy, he was very excited and had gone to meet his principal, seeking leave for two days. But when he did not return for over an hour, family started looking for him.
His body was found under a water tank inside the school premises. "His head had a deep wound and he had a large gash that started at his cheek and went down to his chin. Someone had attempted to hurt him. By the time we reached the school, police had already arrived," his brother said.
“He has been murdered as he was being bullied by some boys in his class and he had been reluctant to go to school for the past few days, “said family members to the media.
The police, though, are also probing the possibility of the boy having committed suicide by jumping from the school building and are awaiting his post-mortem report.
Meanwhile, the principal of the school has been suspended for alleged negligence.
The post-mortem examination was conducted in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital on Saturday. "A case of negligence has been registered under Section 304 (a) of the Indian Penal Code at Nangloi police station. No arrests have been made so far. We are waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the next course of action," Additional Commissioner of Police (West) V Renganathan said.
The last rites were performed on Saturday, after which the family held a protest at the school. The victim's brother said the 17-year-old had told him that he was being bullied by some boys in his class and had been reluctant to go to school for the past few days.