Autistic youth dies at rehabilitation centre in Hyderabad
By Express News Service | Published: 18th June 2017 04:52 PM |
HYDERABAD: AN 18-year autistic youth, who had been living at a Hyderabad rehabilitation centre since 2011, reportedly died there under suspicious circumstances on Saturday. Rudransh Panda had been staying at Sannidhi Institute of Disability in Abdullapurmet on the city outskirts, police said.
Abdullapurmet Sub Inspector Sudarshan said Rudransh’s parents were Hyderabad-based software engineers who had admitted him to the private facility and used to visit him frequently. Recently, his parents had taken him home with them, but took him back to the centre in a day after he behaved violently, police said
On Saturday, caretakers at the centre reportedly found Rudransh unresponsive when they tried to wake him up at 5 am for the morning walk.
“After all the patients came back at around 7 am, caretakers again tried waking him up to give lemon juice but saw him on the bed frothing from the mouth,” said the SI.
“The boy’s mother stated that she received a call from the centre’s hostel on Saturday morning and was told her son was not waking up. She shifted the boy to Kamineni Hospital, where he was declared as brought dead. Based on a complaint lodged by the boy’s mother, a case of suspicious death has been registered,” said Sudarshan.
Mother rushed him to hospital
After the caretakers at the care facility found Rudransh unresponsive, they alerted his mother who rushed to the centre and then took him to Kamineni Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Sannidhi Centre for Life Skills is run by Shankar Foundation.