A nine-year-old boy was found hanging on the fourth floor of Masjid E Muazzam in BTM Layout on Friday evening.
The deceased Tayub was a student of Wisdom International School in Gurappana Palya near BTM Layout and was studying in class 3.
The police said that the incident came to light around 4.15 pm when a neighbour, who noticed the boy’s body hanging, called out to his parents from the terrace.
Tayub’s father, who works at the Masjid, rushed to the spot and brought him down. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Tilak Nagar police suspect foul play in the incident. “However, we are waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain the exact reason for his death,” said a police source.
Engineer found dead on Railway track
A 36-year-old civil engineer was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Kadugodanahalli near Shampura Gate in Byappanahalli railway police station limits on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Swarnakumar from Tamil Nadu, who was residing at Bhuvaneshwari Nagar in R T Nagar. Four years ago, he married Asha and the couple has a two-year-old son.
Police said the incident came to light when some passersby noticed the body on the railway track and informed them. The police rushed to the spot and, with the help of his mobile phone, established Swarnakumar’s identity.
Swarnakumar had left home around 9.30 pm on Thursday without informing his family. Police found his motorcycle and a bottle of alcohol at the spot. The deceased’s family claimed he was depressed and frequently quarrelled.
Byappanahalli railway police said it appears to be a case of suicide. But police did not rule out the possibility of murder and are awaiting the autopsy report.