'Investigation on into the death of DPS student'

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New Delhi, Aug 30: Investigation is on into the death of a student of Delhi Public School(DPS) Mathura road, who was found dead in the swimming pool of the school on Friday, Aug 29.

Delhi Police have already initiated an inquiry into the death of the 13-year-old boy. In this connection, the police have questioned the staff of the school, also recording statements of the security guards and cleaners who first found the body as well as the swimming instructors, police sources said. They said that the police were investigating whether the victim had had a fight with other students. Mohammad Nadir was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the swimming pool of DPS Mathura Road last evening. He had come to the school for the evening classes but did not report for class. Instead, his body was found in the pool before the class began.

A Class VI student, Nadir was rushed to hospital where he was declared brough dead.

Police said Nadir's body was discovered around 5:15 am by the school staff who had come to clean the pool. Nadir, who couldn't swim, was fully clothed in the water.

Nadir's parents say that after attending the morning classes, he came back home and was again dropped to school around 4:30 pm by his father at the school to attend extra classes. Around 5:17 pm they received the call from school authorities who told them that their son had been found unconscious and had been taken to Sahi hospital.

Police say Nadir's father Mohammad Salim works as a motor mechanic and the family stays in Chand Biwi Camp in Sarai Kale Khan.

Nadir is survived by his parents and three sisters who are elder to him.

The incident comes a few days after a 15-year-old girl student of DPS R K Puram died after falling from the fifth floor of the hostel building.


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