12-Year-Old Found Dead in Ranchi School Campus


Ranchi: A 12-year old boy was on Sunday found dead in his residential school campus in Ranchi. For this case Ranchi Police detained three teacher of the school.

Vinay Kumar Mahato, a student class 8 of Sapphire International School and son of Manbahal Mahato of Chandaghasi under the Jagannathpur police station area, was found dead in the school campus with grievous injuries to his face.

A case has been registered under Bariatu police station area on the basis of the statement given by Manbahal, who said his son was studying in the school since 2007 and was meritorious.

The police are also looking into the possibility of the boy having been subjected to sexual assault. In his FIR, Manbahal stated that he received a call on his mobile from the school at around 3.15 am today.

School Principal Dhruva Das said, “He was a fit boy and his parents were also fine, they had no problems. His brother also was in our hostel. We never felt that his life is in danger.””

The police are trying to figure out why Vinay, who stayed in the boys’ hostel, walked all the way to the teachers’ flats which are located nearly six to seven hundred metres, beyond midnight. His body was found in the approach to the lobby with injury marks on and around his face and jaw.