A 15-year-old student of Delhi Public School Indirapuram jumped off the third floor of the school building on Thursday afternoon.
His classmates said a girl from the school spurned his proposal after which he decided to take the step.
The boy jumped off the school’s third floor balcony around 1.30 pm. He was taken to Shanti Gopal Hospital in Indirapuram from where he was referred to a super specialty hospital in Noida.
Officials at Shanti Gopal Hospital said the boy had sustained head and back injuries.
“He was brought to the hospital in a conscious state and was able to speak as well. He was referred to Fortis hospital as we did not have the expertise to treat his injuries,” said a hospital official.
According to the classmates, he had proposed to a girl on Wednesday.
“The girl turned down his proposal and told him she liked someone else. They had a heated exchange after which the boy told her that he will commit suicide if she refused him,” said a class 10 student.
He said that for the past few days, both students had become good friends but on Wednesday the girl told the boy that she used to talk to him only to make someone else feel jealous.
The boy is a resident of Indirapuram. The father of the boy, who works at a private firm in Gurgaon, did not pick up calls despite repeated attempts.
According to school authorities, the balcony from which the boy jumped was supposed to be inaccessible to students.
“The school building is completely safe and no dangerous area, such as the rooftops or balcony, is accessible to students. It is an unfortunate incident and children this age are prone to making mistakes,” said Sangeeta Hajela, vice principal, DPS Indirapuram.
Neither the school authorities nor the boy’s family had informed the police about the incident till the filing of this copy.
“We have not received any information regarding the case,” confirmed Shailesh Yadav, station house officer, Indirapuram police station.