Hazaribakkie: A 16-year-old boy with another ability who appeared in the Class 10 state council exam died of suspected heat-related complications when he came out of an investigation center in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district, police said Sunday.
The state has been cabling over the last few days under heatwave conditions with the maximum temperature shooting in several areas past the 40 degree Celsius mark.
The boy, Zamali Akhtar, held ‘roza’ (fast) during the holy month of Ramzan. As soon as the examiner walked out of the center around 4:30 p.m., he fell unconscious.
Police and school authorities immediately took the victim to a nearby health center in Chouparan, where the attending physician declared him dead.
The doctor suspected that severe heat wave was the cause of death. The student comes from the village of Kharouni in the adjacent Chatra district and his exam center was at Chouparan College, said Barhi subdivisional police officer Nazir Akhtar.
The boy’s parents urged police not to conduct a post-mortem as they did not suspect any foul play, the SDPO said.
The body was handed over to the victim’s parents after they gave an undertaking in this regard on the instructions of the Superintendent of Police Manoj, Ratan Chote.
Meanwhile, three more examiners from other examination centers in the Hazaribag district also fell unconscious due to the “prevailing heat wave”.
Many parents criticized the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) for doing the exam at the height of the heat period with the mercury hovering around 41 to 42 degrees Celsius.
Hazaribag Deputy Commissioner Nancy Sahay on Sunday described Zamali Akhtar’s death as “very unfortunate”.
With the knowledge that the examination schedule cannot be changed as determined by the JAC, the DC instructed all subdivisional officers, BDOs and superintendents of the examination centers to make adequate arrangements, such as keeping medicine, to keep examiners at bay. protect.
Source: Telangana Today