Delhi: 11-year-old dies after chest pain, parents say he was ‘beaten up’ by classmates

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2017 10:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Boy dies,boy dies of pain,boy beaten up


An 11-year-old boy was found dead in mysterious circumstances in outer Delhi’s Rohini on Saturday. The boy’s parents alleged that the minor was beaten up by some schoolmates a day earlier.

The boy, Vishal, a Class 5 student at a local government school, lived with his parents and two siblings in Rohini’s Sector 21.

His parents do odd jobs in the neighbourhood.

According to his father, the boy had returned from school on Friday evening and was allegedly in pain. When his father asked him what was wrong, he had allegedly said that he had been beaten up by three-four schoolmates. He said that he recieved blows on his neck and chest.

The injuries did not appear very serious to his parents and the boy went off to sleep. But when he woke the next morning, he complained of unbearable pain in his chest.

Vishal’s parents immediately rushed him to a nearby private hospital which referred him to the Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini.

The boy was referred to Safdarjung Hospital later, but died on the way to the hospital, after which the police were informed and the allegations of the parents noted down.

Rishi Pal, DCP (Rohini), however, said that doctors had not found any external injuries on the boy’s body while treating him. “Also, no PCR call was made from the school ,” said the officer. The initial enquiry conducted at the boy’s school has not revealed any assault.

But the allegations have not been dismissed . “On the request of the boy’s father, a medical board will be constituted to conduct a post-mortem” Pal said

First Published: Jul 16, 2017 23:07 IST