Jammu, Sep 13: Hundreds of students today staged a protest in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir against the mysterious death of a boy five days ago, officials said.
Himanshu Sharma, a class 10 student, was found unconscious shortly after leaving for his school in the field and was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Students of various schools boycotted their classes and staged a demonstration at village Sari in the town, demanding an investigation into the sudden death of the boy, they said.
The officials said the students dispersed off peacefully following an assurance by senior civil and police officials that police has started inquest proceedings in connection with the death of the boy and investigations are on.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Noushera police station K K Raina, when contacted, confirmed protest by the students and said the postmortem report of the deceased is awaited.
“Three doctors conducted the autopsy of the boy after his death but the report is awaited,” he said.