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Delhi schoolboy dies after fall from second floor

New Delhi, Jan 25 (): A 12-year old boy of class VI fell from the second floor of the school building and died in east Delhi on Tuesday afternoon, said police. 12-year-old Varun Jain,a resident of Pandav Nagar was a student of Rishabh Public School in Mayur Vihar Phase 1.

The incident took place on Tuesday around 1.30 pm when Varun Jain was about to return home after the school got over. After the dismissal bell at 1.30 pm, Varun realised that he had left his book in a classroom on the second floor of the building. He went up to the second floor to collect the book. A number of students were coming out of the classroom at the particular time and in the commotion, Varun fell off the railing, onto the ground.

Hearing the noise of his fall, the security staff and his classmates rushed towards Varun, who was lying in a pool of blood. They informed police and rushed him to Jeevan Anmol Hospital just a few hundred metres from the school. From there, he was referred to Kailash Hospital in Noida as his condition was fast deteriorating.

According to the doctors at KailashHospital, Varun, who was to celebrate his 13th birthday on January 26, had a severe skull fracture and a broken neck besides other injuries. “There was little that we could have done to save him. He succumbed to his injuries around 5.30 pm,” said V B Joshi, administrative officer of Kailash Hospital.

The boy’s body has been preserved at LBS hospital and post-mortem will be conducted on Wednesday.

“Varun was waiting for the school bus on the lawn, after school hours were over. He told me that he was going to pick up his notebook from the classroom. He then fell down from the second floor,” said Mohit, Varun’s cousin, who also studies in the same school.

The boy’s father, Sanjay Jain, owns an electronic items shop in Pandav Nagar. Varun’s mother and elder sister Priyanka have not been informed about the accident yet. “Sanjay’s mother is ill and we don’t want to break the news to her yet. We will stay at a neighbour’s place,” Mohit added.

Police have registered a case of negligence against the school authorities in this regard. A general case of negligence has been registered. “We will question the teachers and his classmates on Wednesday,” DCP (East) Prabhakar said.

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