School gate collapses, kills 12-year-old in Borabanda, Hyderabad

School gate collapses, kills 12-year-old

Hyderabad: In a freak mishap, a 12-year-old boy died after the main gate of a government residential school fell on him at Borabanda in Hyderabad.

According to sources, the school hostel is located at Site-III in Borabanda under Jubilee Hills police limits. Rajesh, the only son of a daily wage labourer Mohan who lives in the locality, was playing and climbing the gate when it suddenly collapsed. The heavy iron gate fell on top of the boy and crushed him to death.

As the news of the boy’s death spread, his parents along with the locals staged a protest in front of the school gate demanding action against the school management and also compensation from the government. Inquiries revealed that children, mostly boys from the locality, climb on the gate, due to which the foundation and the fixtures had become weak, leading to the incident. The Jubilee Hills police have registered a case and started an investigation. The boy’s body was taken to Gandhi Hospital for postmortem.

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