Class 6 boy falls off school building, dies

A Class 6 student fell from a school building and died in east Delhi on Tuesday, police said.

Twelve-year-old Varun Jain was a resident of Pandav Nagar. He was a student of Rishabh Public School in Mayur Vihar Phase 1.

After the dismissal bell at 1.30 pm, Varun realised that he had left his book in a classroom on the second floor of the building.

He went up to the second floor to collect the book.

A number of students were coming out of the classroom at the particular time and in the commotion Varun fell off the railing, onto the ground.

Police said he may have slipped and fallen from the railings after some students who were running behind him tried to overtake him.

He was rushed to Jeevan Anmol Hospital where doctors referred him to Kailash hospital at Noida in Uttar Pradesh. “Varun succumbed to the injuries during treatment at the hospital,” said deputy commissioner of police (east) Prabhakar.

He had received grievous head and chest injuries. Police have registered a case of negligence against unidentified people. 

Police are investigating the height of the railing the school had constructed.

“We are probing if the school authorities flouted any norms during the construction of the building,” said a senior police officer.

The body has been sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, the school authorities refused to comment. They said it was a tragic accident.

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