Class 12 student with no medical history collapses during lecture, dies
A 17-year-old student of an International school in Mira Road in the neighbouring Thane district died on Tuesday after he felt giddy and collapsed on its premises.
Shashank Agarwal, a class 12 student of the Singapore International School, reached its premises at around 7.30 am, but after some time he felt giddy and collapsed, a police official said.
According to sources, Agarwal collapsed twice during a lecture, following which the school authorities rushed him to the Bhakti Vedant hospital at Mira Road, where he died during treatment.
“He had no medical history. Suddenly around 9 am, during the second lecture, he fainted twice. He was immediately taken to the hospital. We are deeply saddened and shaken by the incident,” Kaisar Dopaishi, the principal of the school, told Mid-Day.
Agarwal’s body was taken to state-run JJ Hospital for postmortem, the official said, adding further investigation is on. The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, an Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered at Kashimira police station. Cops are also in the process of examining the CCTV footage of the school and recording statements of everyone present in the class during his collapse.
The teenager stayed in the school hostel near Thakur Mall, while his parents lived in Triveni Sangam Apartments at Peddar Road.
Agarwal did not have any medical history and excelled in both studies and sports. He had been felicitated with the best student honour just two days prior to his demise.
In the wake of the tragic incident, school authorities have decided to keep the institution shut today and have cancelled their Diwali celebrations.
Just last month, a six-year-old boy had collapsed and died after falling down in the premises of Sakinaka’s Pawar Public School.