Vineet death: Kin allege foul play

Principal Vibha Ray with Vineets mother

The family of 16-year-old Vineet Sharma, who was found dead in his hostel room in Sector 8 on Saturday, alleged foul play on Sunday, claiming that the hostel warden used to trouble the deceased.

A native of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, Vineet's father father works in the revenue department there.

According to sources, Vineet was beaten up by some boys in his school after an altercation. The hostel warden reportedly took the side of the boys.

On Saturday, Vineet's room was found locked by his friend, who informed the hostel staff. When they broke open the door, they found him lying unconscious on the bed. Vineet was rushed to GMSH-16, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. No suicide note has been recovered from the room.

Speaking to Newsline, Vineet's father Devi Das said: "My son had been studying in the school for the last four years, but I never received a complaint against him. The problem started when the hostel warden changed a few months ago. The new warden Ashwani Kumar had once called us up and told us that he would throw Vineet out."

He added that about a month ago, Vineet's clothes and his books, which were inside his almirah, were found to be burnt a day before his examination.

The family had visited Vineet a fortnight ago after the warden had called them regarding a cigarette found in his jacket. "The warden called us to meet him and himself went out of station. We met some of Vineet's teachers and friends. His teachers told us that his attendance was good and there was no problem," said Renu, Vineet's sister. The family complained against Kumar to the principal, but no action was taken.

Ashwani Kumar, meanwhile, denied the allegations and said that he is the one who took the boy to the hospital. School Principal Vibha Ray, on the other hand, said that they had given all information to the police to help in the investigation.

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