On Monday, a 11-year-old class 5 student was found dead in a bathroom meant for teachers in a private school in Kaimur district of south west Bihar.
According to Hindustan Times, the student of a private school in Kudra was found lying in the bathroom on the second floor of the school with a yellow wire tied around his neck. The door was shut from outside. The boy was taken to the nearest hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. He was the son of a marginal farmer and his elder brother had earlier died of a snake bite at his native village.
Superintendent of police, Dilnawaz Ahmad told the Hindustan Times, “Initial investigation points to death by hanging. He either killed himself or was murdered by other people. It is a heinous crime and police will solve the case within a few days.” The 11-year-old boy's mother taught in the same school but was on leave on Monday due to Teej festival.
The incident came to light, when the boy's sister, who studies in the same school in Class 8, on Monday went looking for her brother after school but could not find him anywhere. She informed the teachers who also joined the search. They finally found his body in the bathroom.
Since this is the third incident of students dying in schools in the area in past one week, angry locals attacked the school, damaging furniture and blocking NH 2 (GT Road) at Kudra for several hours demanding registration of murder case against school management and teachers.