Udayavni Special

Guj: 13-year-old boy dies while performing stunt in Surat


Team Udayavani, May 13, 2021, 1:45 PM IST

Surat: A13-year-old boy was strangled to death after a rope got entangled around his neck when he was allegedly performing a stunt at his home in Gujarat’s Surat city, police said on Thursday.

According to the boy’s parents, the Class 8 student was fond of making videos of stunts and uploading them on social media and video sharing platforms such as TikTok, an official said.

The death came to light on Wednesday evening when the boy was found hanging from a rope attached to a large nail on the wall of the verandah of his house in Sarthana area of the city, inspector M K Gurjar of Sarthana police station said.

”We assume that the incident took place around 5 pm when others in the family were not at home. When the boy was found hanging from a rope around 6.30 pm, he was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead,” the official said.

Although the primary probe and the boy’s parents have confirmed the death-by-stunt theory, the police are also investigating the suicide angle, as his parents had recently prohibited him from using the mobile phone, he said.

The victim’s friends and parents have told the police that he was fond of singing, dancing and performing stunts, he said, adding that the boy had shot and uploaded numerous videos of stunts on TikTok and other platforms.

”It is possible that the boy died while performing some stunt with the rope. However, as his mother had seized his mobile phone a few days ago, it is possible that he may have committed suicide out of frustration,” the official said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

NC, PDP, Congress say will decide on attending meet with PM after intra-party deliberations

Court seeks IMA chief’s response on suit seeking public apology for ‘derogatory remarks’ against Ayurveda

Karnataka Unlock: State govt relaxes curb in districts with 5% positivity; extends lockdown in DK, 12 other districts

Milkha Singh cremated with full state honours

India ‘misrepresenting’ ICJ verdict in Jadhav case: Pak

Central ministries, Assam govt to meet on resuming coal mining: CM

Calcutta HC grants bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused



Related Articles More

NC, PDP, Congress say will decide on attending meet with PM after intra-party deliberations

Court seeks IMA chief’s response on suit seeking public apology for ‘derogatory remarks’ against Ayurveda

Central ministries, Assam govt to meet on resuming coal mining: CM

Govt working on real-time translation tool to bridge language barrier among people

Calcutta HC grants bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused

MUST WATCH

Belgaum Rescue operation

Remembering Milkha Singh

Dr Ravi Shankar Shetty | Oxygen Condenser Donation

Vaccination drive for teachers, no social distancing followed

Impact of COVID-19 on public transport

Latest Additions

NC, PDP, Congress say will decide on attending meet with PM after intra-party deliberations

When Anupam Kher was rejected by AIR Shimla for casual announcer job

WTC Final: Kohli battles on as India reach 120 for 3 at tea on Day 2

Court seeks IMA chief’s response on suit seeking public apology for ‘derogatory remarks’ against Ayurveda

Karnataka Unlock: State govt relaxes curb in districts with 5% positivity; extends lockdown in DK, 12 other districts

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.