Boy dies after falling into drain, cops suspect foul play

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Boy dies after falling into drain, cops suspect foul play

New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) A 16-year-old boy died after falling into a drain in southwest Delhi today though police suspect foul play in the incident.

Police was informed around 3.25 PM about a boy crying for help after he fell into a drain in Chhawla area, said a senior police officer.

He was rescued and rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead, he added.

He was identified as Mandeep. During investigation, it emerged that he had left his home along with three-four of his friends in the morning.

However, when police reached there, his friends were not present at the spot.

Mandeep’s chest has a puncture wound that could have been sustained due to a compass or a thorn, said the officer.

He said they are investigating the matter and the body has been preserved for post-mortem.

“A post-mortem examination will clear the picture. The behaviour of his friends appears to be suspicious,” he added.

A murder case has been registered since there appears to be some sort of foul play, police said.

Police have detained his friends for questioning. They are being probed whether a quarrel took place between the friends and if in a fit of rage they attacked or pushed him into the drain, he said.

Mandeep and his friends are students of Veda Vyasa DAV Public School. Mandeep’s father is a cab driver.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.