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School administration’s ‘non-cooperation’ hinders investigation into 11-year-old boy’s mysterious death

KARACHI: Parents of an 11-year-old boy who fell to his death from his school building on Tuesday claimed that the school administration is not only refusing to cooperate with them but is instead threatening them to keep silent, ARY News reported.

An 11-year-old student named Habibullah was fell to his death from his school building on Monday with police and school administration terming the death as suicide, a claim the boy’s parents strongly deny.

Parents of the deceased claim that the school administration has refused to provide them the CCTV footage of the incident but is instead threatening them to stay silent.

“They are demanding we register a First Information Report (FIR) and then approach them for the CCTV footage. They are threatening us, I fear getting killed if I step outside my house,” the deceased’s mother told ARY News.

The deceased’s aunt also told ARY News that the school administration has strictly “instructed” the family not to talk to media regarding the incident.

11-year-old dies after falling off school building in Karachi

‘He jumped to his death out of frustration’

As ARY News contacted the school named Metropolis Academy’s principal, he maintained that Habibullah jumped to his death out of frustration.

He, however, refused to comment as to how an 11-year-old made it to the school’s rooftop despite the fact the incident occurred during prayers’ session when all students are instructed to stay in their respective classes. He claimed that he has a witness to the incident that the boy himself jumped off the roof of the school.

The school administration has announced a two-day off following the student’s death.

Police, on the other hand, formed a three member committee to launch an investigation into the incident.

The seventh-grade student was found dead on Monday soon after his arrival in school as his body was found during the prayers’ assembly session.

The deceased’s family, however, denied this claim and demanded an investigation into his death.

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