CHENNAI: A class IX student died when he accidentally slipped while running down a flight of stairs and fell over the railing-wall, in Don Bosco School in Egmore. Police sources said the children were running down the staircase when the victim, K Aadith Kumar (14), slipped and toppled over the protective wall of the staircase plunging to the ground below. He suffered a severe head injury and died in a private hospital on Greams Road, after he was rushed there.
The cops observed that the parapet wall at the Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School was of a slightly lesser height at the spot where he went over. “The boy fell on an asbestos shed erected at the first floor level. The sheet broke on impact and the child landed on the floor. He was alive when he was being taken to the hospital, but died later,” said a police officer. Within a few hours, he was declared dead.
Aadith Kumar’s father Kathiravan is a builder and the family resides at T Nagar.
The school authorities remained unavailable for comment despite numerous attempts to reach them.