Death of Class X student on school premises sparks agitation

By Special Correspondent

Death of a Class X student who was engaged in shifting desks in a city school has sparked agitation late on Thursday evening.

Police said Santosh was among the few students who were engaged by teachers in shifting benches and desks from the second floor to the first floor of the building to prepare a hall for the first revision exams for students appearing for public examinations, scheduled to begin on January 19.

Citing video footage of a closed-circuit television camera network of A.P.T. Durairaj Higher Secondary School, a police source said the boy, who developed uneasiness, was seen collapsing on the school premises in the morning. The boy’s parents were alerted and he was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.

They refused to take the body and staged an agitation in front of the GRH, seeking re-post mortem. However, they accepted the body after officials pacified them.

Keeraithurai police are investigating.

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