HYDERABAD: A 17-year-old intermediate student allegedly killed himself by jumping out of the fourth floor balcony of his maternal uncle’s apartment in Kukatpally in wee hours of Friday. According to the uncle, Mallavarapu Bhavan woke up from sleep in the dead of the night, rushed out of the drawing room to the balcony shouting “aunt” and plunged to death.
Bhavan’s father M Sharath Raju is a head constable attached to the Warangal Armed Reserve Police. His mother Tulasi is a government school teacher. Bhavan was studying second-year intermediate (MPC) at Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Madhapur. He was staying in the college hostel while his parents and younger brother lived in Warangal.
Bhavan had finished his first year intermediate and was pursuing EAMCET entrance coaching for last one week. With summer break starting on Friday, Bhavan had arrived at his uncle’s home previous night and was set to leave for Warangal on Friday morning.
After having dinner, Bhavan and his cousin slept in the drawing room and his uncle and aunt slept in another room in the house. At around 3.30 am, Bhavan woke up from sleep suddenly and ran towards the balcony. He unlatched the door and allegedly jumped from the fourth floor of the building. Bhavan’s cousin Venkata Sai Kiran, who ran behind him could not save the former, and alerted Bhavan’s parents and then the police.
The boy was rushed to Sri Sri Holistic Hospital for treatment but succumbed while undergoing treatment. He had suffered critical injuries to the right side of his head, fractures to ribs apart from other injuries. Based on the boy’s father’s complaint, a case of suspicious death has been filed. “We did not find any suicide note from the house,” said KPHB sub-inspector Raju Yadav.
Quoting the boy’s uncle, KPHB inspector Ch Kushalkar said Bhavan was active and happy till they went to sleep. Bhavan had biryani and spent quality time at home. All members of the family heard Bhavan shout “aunt” before he ran to the balcony and jumped. The boy’s cousin Sai Kiran ran behind him and tried to hold his hand and rescue him, but he slipped and fell down, said Kushalkar. Sharath Raju and Tulasi collapsed at hospital premises after hearing their son had died. His parents did not visit the mortuary. It was their relatives who collected the body. Later, they left to Warangal to perform last rites, after donating his eyes to LV Prasad Eye Hospital.