Jorhat, March 23: The family of a seven-year-old boy Hemant Sharma of Phansi Ali locality here, has sought a police investigation into his death under mysterious circumstances.
Hemant succumbed to head injuries during early hours of Monday after he reportedly sustained the injuries on March 19 at his play school beside Mahatma Gandhi Road here.
Lokesh Sharma, a cousin of Hemant, who on behalf of the family, lodged an FIR at the Jorhat Police Station on Monday, said that Hemant was dropped at his school in the morning of March 19, but after sometime the family came to know that Hemant was found lying near the staircase of the school building and was admitted to JMCH.
The staircase of the school rises up from near the roadside, he said. Lokesh further said that the family wanted the police to carry out a probe and find out how the child received the injuries.
He said the family wanted to know if the incident was an accident or was Hemant hit by someone or a vehicle.
A police official stated that they were looking into the matter and have started a probe into the matter.