13-year-old set for online class found hanging
A 13-year-old student of Class VIII was found hanging from the ceiling of his room at their Bansdroni home on Tuesday morning, police said.
Jason Ronal’s father, a railway contractor, and mother, who is attached with a dental store in south Calcutta, were at their workplaces and Jason was alone at home. He was supposed to have his online classes, the police said.
Jason’s father Julies Oberne, a resident of Kalitala Park in South Bansdroni in the Regent Park police station area, and mother Jyoti told cops that they had left early in the morning leaving Jason at home like other days.
Oberne returned around 10.30am to find the door locked from inside. Repeated knocks went unanswered, he told the police.
After breaking open the door, Oberne found his son hanging from a bamboo pole in his room, the police said.
Jason was declared dead at Baghajatin State General Hospital.
Officers of Regent Park police station said they got to know of it only when the hospital reported the matter to Netaji Nagar police station later in the day. “According to the statement of the parents of the student, he had his online classes in the morning,” an officer of Regent Park police station said.
The police have started a case of unnatural death. The body has been sent for post-mortem.
The officer said cops would check Jason’s phone for any possible clue.
Jason was a student of St Clare School on Bandipur Road in the Regent Park area.
“We will talk to his teachers and friends to find out if they had noticed anything unusual in his behaviour in the past few days,” an officer in Lalbazar said.
Several parents Metro spoke to have expressed concern over their children getting restless because of the prolonged confinement at home during the pandemic.
“My son has become irritable. We cannot allow him to go out and play football with his friends even though our home is right in front of a huge ground. For young boys it is difficult to stay indoors for such a long time,” Pallabi Mukherjee, a resident of Garia, said.