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Class X boy dies in school

Patna, Nov. 19: Mohit Kumar, a Class X student of Christ Church Diocesan School, near Gandhi Maidan, mysteriously died on the campus minutes before the assembly prayer this morning.

Two other students, Megha and Rahul Kumar, also took ill and were admitted to a private nursing home for treatment. They are said to be out of out of danger.

Around 8.55am, Mohit, the 16-year-old son of bank official Madan Mohan Gupta, fell unconscious on the school campus. School authorities rushed him in an ambulance to Tara Nursing Home on Bank Road, where he was declared brought dead.

However, attendants of some other patients admitted to the nursing home said the boy was alive when he was brought.

Nursing home authorities could not be reached for comment.

Shashi, a student of Class X (section-C), told The Telegraph that Mohit slipped on the school campus while proceeding to attend prayers which begin from 9am. “We took him to the principal’s chamber. Water was sprinkled on his face but he did not respond. He was unconscious,” he said.

The students were later informed of the boy’s death, hearing which Megha, also a student of Class X and a close friend of Mohit, fainted of shock. Rahul, a student of Class VII, companied of nausea and he too was admitted to hospital.

Deputy superintendent of police (Town) Sheela Irani said a case of unnatural death had been lodged with the Gandhi Maidan police station. The cause of death would be ascertained only after receipt of the post-mortem report.

Mohit’s father MM Gupta, a manager with Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank at Nawada, said his son had never complained of being unwell. “He was quite well while leaving for school today as I have been told by my wife,” Gupta said.

Gupta said the nursing home had handed him a bill for Rs 20,000.

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