In a heart-wrenching incident, bodies of two Class XI students were found hanging from a tree behind Faridabad’s Siddhadata Ashram in Aravalli in the early hours of Monday.
Police have not confirmed if it is a case of suicide or murder. Families of the boys, both aged 16, have not suspected anyone of murder and police are investigating the cause of death, they said. The bodies have been sent to Badshah Khan hospital for post-mortem examinatiom.
The deceased have been identified as Yash (16), a resident of Sector 84, and Yuvraj (16), hailing from Sector 31. Yash lived with his family in 84 BPTP Elite Premium Society.
These two young students had previously attended the same school, Emerald School in Sector 31, from Class 7 to Class 10.
However, due to Yash’s family relocating, he had shifted to Delhi Public School in Faridabad, while Yuvraj continued his studies at the same school.
The local police have taken both students’ bodies into their custody and transported them to Badshah Khan Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
While the authorities are actively investigating the cause of their tragic deaths, the families of the deceased have not raised any suspicions of foul play at this time.
As per the accounts of their family members, both students had departed for an afternoon walk at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. By 6:00 pm., Yuvraj had conversed with his elder brother Daksh, indicating his intention to return home shortly. However, after that conversation, he ceased answering his phone despite continuous attempts.
As the hours passed and neither of them returned home till late in the night, the families decided to contact the local police for assistance. The police initiated efforts to trace their phone locations.
“Around 2:00 a.m. on Monday, the bodies of both students were discovered hanging from a tree in the wooded area behind Siddhadata Ashram.
The police promptly took possession of the bodies, which were then transported to Badshah Khan Hospital for postmortem,” said a police official. A senior police official has said that the cause of their tragic deaths has not yet been determined, and a comprehensive investigation is currently in progress.
Vikas Gautam, father of deceased student Yash, said that his son had left home after 3 o’clock on Sunday. When he did not reach home after several hours, they got worried about untoward incident and informed the police about his disappearance.
Vikas said that he was with the Crime Branch police at the spot of the incident, but after seeing the bodies of both of them hanging from the tree, the police declared it a suicide.