NEW DELHI: After a bottle of alcohol was recovered from his bag and he wasasked to call his father to school, a 17-year-old student of Somerville School, Vasundhara Enclave, allegedly jumped from the third floorof the building around 12.45pm on Tuesday. The Class XI arts student was rushedto Dharamshila Hospital and is stated to be in a criticalcondition. Police have not filed an FIR and will wait till the boy is fit forstatement.
The boy, a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase III, had earlier undergone anoperation at the same hospital. Medical superintendent Raja Dutta told TimesCity that the boy was brought in an unconscious state. “He was bleedingprofusely and blood clots were detected in a scan. We have operated on him buthis condition is serious. He is in the ICU and we are monitoring his conditionevery minute,” said Dutta.
Police said the father of the boy, who is the only child, has businessinterests in Gurgaon and other parts of Haryana. According to additionalcommissioner (east) K C Dwivedi, off late the boy had been having somedisciplinary problems at school. “He had allegedly tampered with the powerconnections in the school on Monday.
On Tuesday, when his teacher checked his bag, a bottle of alcohol wasrecovered. He was reportedly called by the principal who told him to ask hisfather to report to the school on Wednesday,” said Dwivedi.
The cops said this decision of the school authorities upset the child. While heinitially tried to jump off the first-floor, two of his friends — a boy and agirl — managed to stop him. “But the boy did not relent. He ran to the thirdfloor and jumped off,” said Dwivedi.
The cops, however, said the medico-legal case report did not find any traceof alcohol in his body.
When contacted, the school authorities confirmed the chain of events butrefused to come on record. The boy’s distraught parents too refused to comment.Many other shocked parents visited the hospital after getting the news.
The New Ashok Nagar police said they are looking into the incident. “We arerecording statements of the teachers and parents. We will wait for the boy togain consciousness. If required, we may visit the school to record statementsof students. So far, no FIR has been lodged,” said an investigating officer.
Police said that a case under section 337 has been registered against unknownpersons.