Chitradurga : A 12 – year – old boy died when he was reportedly rehearsing the hanging of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh for an upcoming school event in his home in Karnataka’s Chitradurga on Saturday evening.
Police said Sanjay Gowda, a Class VII student of SLV High School, was alone at home, and parents Nagaraj and Bhagyalakshmi were at the eatery they run close to their house. The boy made a noose with a rope and tried to enact the hanging of Bhagat Singh. With his head in a hood, the boy reportedly jumped off the cot and died instantly, police said.
Nagaraj said his son was to play the character of Bhagat Singh at a school cultural program to mark Karna taka Rajyotsava celebrations on Tuesday. He called the death ” accidental ” and held no one responsibly.