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Gurgaon: Victim wanted to have chocolate on friend’s birthday, got death instead

Like all children, the eight-year-old boy liked sweets and chocolates. His mother says he was a foodie.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 09, 2017 00:17 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
Ryan Internsational School,Bhondsi,Sohna
Police team arrive to investigate after the murder of a second standard student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon.(PTI)

The eight-year-old was excited as he headed for school on Friday because it was his best friend’s birthday and the little boy was eagerly waiting his share of chocolates.

But there were no chocolates. Instead, it was death that was waiting for him.

He had woken up on time, got ready quickly, and told his mother that the day would be a great day.

“He told me that he would eat chocolates in the school and have lots of fun as it was his best friend’s birthday. I also smiled and told him to enjoy his day and he left. Who knew it was not a chocolate but his death waiting for him at the school,” said victim’s mother at her residence in Shyam Kunj, Bhondsi.

Like most children, the second standard student was fond of sweets and chocolates. He used to get excited for his friends’ birthday in school and used to discuss the events with his mother.

The shell-shocked mother said the class teacher and other teachers were very cooperative and she had no complaints against them.

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“Had I not sent him to the school, he would have been with me. He always spoke highly of his teachers and friends. On Teachers’ Day, he compered a function in the school and his teachers complimented him and also congratulated me for his efforts and good work”, said the mother.

“My son was a foodie and every morning before leaving for school, he used to ask me to cook one of his favourite food for lunch. But on Friday morning, in his excitement to reach school early, he didn’t demand anything,” said his mother.

Anju Dudeja, former class teacher of the victim, said, “The parents were worried for his stage fear and often used to ask about his performance. I had recently told his mother that he was doing very well in academics and co-curricular activities. He was full of life and kept smiling always”.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 20:21 IST