CCTV footage from a camera on the school premises of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Hindon airbase showed that Aryan, a student who died on Monday after being hurt while playing sports, was hit by a cricket ball on his head.
The senior officials of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on Tuesday conducted an inquiry into the incident.
Aryan, son of a constable in the Central Industrial Security Force, was rushed to the airbase hospital on Monday and later admitted to a private hospital in Sahibabad where he succumbed to a fatal head injury.
“Four students were seen playing in the footage and the incident took place on the second ball. When the ball was hit towards the boy, he tried to fend it off and in the process, suffered a hit to his head. He immediately fell down unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital and later to another hospital, where he died,” Santosh Mirdha, deputy commissioner (Delhi region), KVS, said.
“We conducted the inquiry for an entire day and also recorded the statements of students. It emerged that Aryan had a liking for sports but he did not play often. We have submitted the report to the police to aid with the investigation. It is a tragic incident and we will meet the family at the earliest,” the official said.
The inquiry concluded that the boy was hit by a cricket ball and that the injury proved fatal. The officials said that the game was not a part of the sports activity arranged by the school but students had brought a bat and ball on their own and were playing near the school building.
KVS officials said that such activities will be disallowed hereon.
An autopsy of the body was done and the last rites performed by the family, which is from Harsh Vihar in Delhi. Aryan’s father, Mukesh Kumar, had rushed to Ghaziabad on Monday afternoon and said that the school authorities told him that his son was hit by a football.
“We have not filed an FIR in the incident yet as the child was hit by a ball while playing. His father is not well and is hospitalised at present. The last rites were also performed,” said Jagannath Das, a relative of Mukesh.