Kushalnagar, Jun 25, 2018 : A 14-year-old boy was found murdered in the washroom of a top military school in south Karnataka’s Kodagu district on Saturday. The boy was a Class 9 student of Sainik School in Kodagu. The incident came to light a day after another Class 9 student was found murdered in the washroom of his school in Gujarat’s Vadodara.
The school officials reportedly found the boy unconscious in the washroom on Saturday evening and took him to a government hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Police have registered a case of murder. The vice principal and four other staff members of Kodagu’s Sainik School, 231 km from Bengaluru, are under the police scanner.
Before the teenager’s murder, his father, who works as a sports coach in the same school, had told the Sainik School authorities that his son was being harassed by a few teachers. The vice principal of the school reportedly ignored the father’s complaint.
"Earlier in the day, the cadet was counselled by the teacher for an act of indiscipline. In the evening, he was found unconscious in the washroom and taken to the hospital. The school is rendering all support to the police," Sainik School said in a statement.
Last night, the boy’s family and locals from the student’s village in Kushalanagar protested outside the hospital where the student’s body has been kept. The 14-year-old’s family says that the school authorities sent the boy’s body to a government hospital without informing the local police.
Last year, a seven-year-old boy was found murdered at a school in Gurgaon, near Delhi. The incident evoked nationwide outrage, following which the case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which arrested a senior student.