Class 6 Student in Darjeeling found hanging in Boarding School Hostel

Class 6 Student in Darjeeling found hanging in Boarding School Hostel
Darjeeling: The death of a class 6 student in a school hostel has shaken Darjeeling. The family of the deceased, suspecting foul play has lodged a complaint at the Darjeeling police station. Along with the police investigation, a Magisterial inquest was also conducted. The incident occurred on Friday evening and an autopsy was conducted on Sunday The boarders of Good Start Academy in Darjeeling found a fellow boarder, Aditya Raj, hanging from the bunker bed in his hostel room. A towel was draped around his neck.

He was still breathing after his school teachers brought him down. He was immediately rushed to Darjeeling Sadar Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Dipak Kumar, father of the deceased stated that Aditya was admitted to Class 6 in Good Start Academy, Darjeeling on July 16. The family hails from Vivekananda Colony, Begampur Chowk, Patna. "After he took admission, we left Darjeeling on July 16. On July 20 evening, we received a call stating that my son tried to commit suicide and we were immediately asked to come to Darjeeling. We started for Darjeeling on road," stated Dipak Kumar.

On reaching Darjeeling on Saturday morning, the school authorities stated that Aditya was no more. "We saw the spot where the school authorities claim that Aditya had hung himself. We do not believe that he committed suicide seeing the height of the spot," claimed Dipak Kumar.

The family members have lodged a complaint at the Darjeeling Sadar police station. "On Saturday, we received a complaint from the parents. We have initiated a murder case based on the complaint. Police are investigating. The body has been sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Siliguri for an autopsy. The hospital authorities are seeking specialized help as well. We are awaiting the reports," stated Amarnath K, Superintendent of Police (Operation), Darjeeling. "A magisterial inquest was also conducted. Along with a ligature mark on the neck, external bruises in the body were also seen. We have handed over our report," stated Avik Chatterjee, SDO, Darjeeling. The school authorities were not available for comments. The school earlier known as Good Start Montessori School is located in Chandmari, Darjeeling. The school founded in 1980 has classes from Play Group to Class 8.

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The death of a class 6 student in a school hostel has shaken Darjeeling. The family of the deceased, suspecting foul play has lodged a complaint at the Darjeeling police station. Along with the police investigation

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