The deceased has been identified as Neeraj, a 10th standard student of St. Ignatius High School, Kanjiramattom.

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news Death Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:58

In a tragic incident, a 15-year-old boy was found dead in a swimming pool at Amballoor near Kanjiramattom, Ernakulam on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Neeraj, a 10th standard student of St. Ignatius High School, Kanjiramattom. 

The body was found in the swimming pool of an under construction villa in the wee hours, between 4.30 and 6.30am

Police searched the pool after the clothes of Neeraj were found near it, reports Mathrubhumi daily. 

Neeraj is the son of Manoj of Peechinamvelil colony. 

He had gone to play there, a kilometre away from his house, along with two other children aged 11 and 12 years. The parents began searching for him when he didn’t return after 7pm and lodged a complaint at the Kanjiramattom police station. 

"We registered a case of man missing as we couldn't trace him and have begun the investigation," police told TNM.

The prima facie assumption is that the death was caused by an injury on the head. Police added, "The children were engaged in activities like skating. Neeraj slipped on the tiles and fell into the pool. His head might have hit when he fell. The other children got scared seeing this and fled the place. They didn't inform anyone about the incident.”  

Police have questioned both the other children and said there was no one else at that time at the spot. 

The children had been playing near the pool for the past many days.


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