Dehradun: A boarding school near Rishikesh is believed to have done the unspeakable. The authorities are alleged to have buried the dead body of a 12-year-old student, who died on campus, in a bid to cover up the crime.

The incident occurred when some students of the school went out of campus, including the 12-year-old boy. The boy is suspected to have stolen a packet of biscuits from a nearby shop while on the outing. The shopkeeper then complained to the school management, after which they barred everyone on campus from going out.

Enraged with this new rule, few school seniors thrashed the 12-year-old with bats and sticks and left him bruised in a classroom.

The boy was then found hours later in the same classroom by his hostel warden, who then rushed him to the hospital. The 12-year-old was declared brought dead.

A News18 report quoted Ranipokri police station in-charge PD Bhatt, who said, “he postmortem report revealed he died of internal injuries.”

The victim’s father told the police that he was called and informed about the death of his child due to food poisoning.

It was after he approached the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights that an autopsy was done, and the nature of his death was revealed.

According to the report in News18, five people, including two students, have been arrested in the case.