Hyderabad: A six-year-old boy died here on Sunday, a day after he "collapsed" in his school in Telangana's Nalgonda district, police said.
The boy, a Class I student of a private school in Halia Mandal of Nalgonda, nearly 102 kms from here, had fainted and collapsed in the classroom yesterday and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad, Halia Circle Inspector Shiv Shankar Goud said.
Parents and relatives of the boy held a protest in front of the school along with his body. They alleged that he was meted out corporal punishment by a teacher resulting in internal head injury, which led to his death, he said.
However, this allegation was not mentioned in the complaint lodged with the police, Goud said, adding, they have registered a case of suspicious death under section 174 CrPC in connection with the incident.
"It's (corporal punishment) an allegation made verbally. Whether he died of corporal punishment or due to any other health ailment, it will be ascertained only after the autopsy. We are waiting for the postmortem report and based on it we will proceed further," the officer said.
Further probe into the matter was on, he added.