SALEM: A 14-year-old boy died in a freak mishap here on Sunday. According to Alagapuram Police, Sriram, 14, a Class VIII student in a government-aided school at Thoppukadu tried to jump from the staircase in his house to that of the adjoining house.
At that time, the sidewall of the staircase broke and he fell down, sustaining serious head injuries. Though the residents took him to a private hospital, he died.
On information, the Alagapuram Police rushed to the spot and inquired. Further investigations are on.
In another incident, a 17-year-old girl fell from a staircase and died. According to Kitchipalayam Police, Plus Two student Veelochana was coming down when she slipped and fell. Though she was taken to a private hospital, she died.
Veelochana’s father Guna alias Gunasekaran is a former deputy secretary of Salem urban DMK unit, while her mother Sarala is the deputy opposition leader in Salem City Municipal Corporation.
On information, the DMK functionaries visited Gunasekaran’s home and paid homage to the girl.
In another incident, painter M Paneerselvam, 54, lost his balance and slipped at a construction site in NGP Nagar. He suffered injuries in his neck and spinal column and died at the CMCH.