The 10-year-old and his friends had decided to prepare a play for Independence Day. On Thursday, the boy slipped as he tried to re-enact a scene showing Bhagat Singh’s execution.
In a tragic turn of events, a 10-year-old schoolboy died while rehearsing for a play based on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s life in Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place at Babat village in UP’s Budaun on Thursday.
As per the relatives of the victim, identified as Shivam, his group of friends had decided to put on a play for Independence Day about Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Shivam’s friends came to his house to rehearse on Thursday. For the final scene of the play, Shivam found a rope. He took the rope, fashioned a noose and put it round his neck, but his feet slipped off the stool.
He struggled to breathe, but his friends thought he was acting. It was only when his body stopped moving that the children panicked.
They ran to inform others in the village but by the time others arrived, the 10-year-old had died. His parents told the daily that they cremated him without informing the police. Police have, meanwhile, said action will be taken after facts in the case are ascertained.
In a similar case from last year, a boy died while trying to re-enact the execution of Bhagat Singh in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.