A six year old student of a private school in New Delhi was found dead on the school campus today.
The boy was a class one student of Ryan International School in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj.
Police officials told NDTV that there was a delay in the school authorities informing them about the death. Devanesh was found dead in a pit near the school’s amphitheatre.
The incident happened around noon but the police were informed by the hospital where he was taken, officials said. It is not clear what caused the death.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Premnath told NDTV that the police were informed around 2.40 pm. “The child was brought dead (to the hospital). We are probing the case,” he said.
“(The) child went missing when the seventh period was on. There was a poetry competition in school that is why the child was here. (We) will take legal action. His father works in a government hospital,” the police officer said.
The police have moved the body to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a post mortem examination to find out what may have caused his death, sources said. More details are awaited.