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Class X girl jumps off fourth floor of school building to death in Hyderabad: Cops

The girl, a Class 10 student, resides in Hanuman Nagar area on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2019 22:44 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
The school management told the police that the incident happened before the beginning of the school hours.
The school management told the police that the incident happened before the beginning of the school hours.(HT Photo)
         

A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of her school building in Hyderabad on Thursday, a day after the schools opened for the new academic year, city police said.

A student of Class 10, the teenager was the daughter of a civil contractor.

The police said the teenager went to school as usual, left her school bag and lunch box, and then jumped from the window in her classroom located on the fourth floor.

“She sustained serious injuries to her head and body. She was immediately rushed to a corporate hospital where she was pronounced dead,” the police said.

The school management told the police that the incident happened even before the day’s classes began.

“The reason for her death is not known. We are investigating the case,” said LB Nagar inspector Ashok Reddy.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Child Rights Association, a non governmental organisation, said the police should probe whether it was a suicide or an accident, among other possibilities.

The school was shut for the day, and the students were sent home. The management is being questioned by the police.