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Student found dead in BC welfare hostel

A Class IX student was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the BC Welfare Hostel located in Pottangi-Siripuram village of Mandasa mandal in the district on Wednesday.

Police said that Harikrishna (14) went to sleep on Tuesday night, but did not wake up in the morning. While the hostel staff suspect snakebite as the reason for his sudden death, the parents of the victim doubt the veracity of the claim. Meanwhile, the body was sent to the nearby government hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Parents of other students expressed concern over lack of amenities such as compound wall at the hostel.

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