Hyderabad: An 18-year-old boy suffering from autism died at a rehabilitation centre under suspicious circumstances, in Abdullapurmet police station limits, here on Saturday.
The boy identified as Rudransh Panda alias Romy was suffering from autism and was admitted to Sannidhi Institute of Disability in Abdullapurmet in 2011. His parents were both software engineers and residents of the city, and they used to visit the institute very frequently.
Recently, his parents took him home but brought back in a day as he behaved abnormally. “He broke the articles in house. When he was taken to his neighbour’s house, there too he behaved in same manner,” police said.
On Saturday, when the caretakers tried to wake up Rudransh for his daily routine, he did not respond.
According to Abdullapurmet SI Sudardhan, autism patients were taken for a morning walk at 5 a.m. every day and as part of that the caretakers tried to wake him up.
“Assuming that he was in deep sleep, the staff let him sleep for some more time. His death came to light two hours later when other inmates came back from walking and informed the staff that Rudransh was bleeding from mouth,” he said.
On coming to know about it, Rudransh’s mother rushed to the centre and took him to Kamineni Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Based on the complaint given by the parents, police have registered a case as suspicious death and took up the investigation.