Guwahati: A class 10 student of the Markaz Academy English High School in Hojai died after he reportedly drowned in a pond but the family has suspected some foul play in the matter.

The student identified as Farhaz Hussain is a resident of Moran in Dibrugarh.

While his family alleged that he was killed, the school authorities have denied the fact.

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As per the authorities of the school, Farhaz along with 16 other hostellers went out on Saturday night and there they spent the night at a mosque.

On Sunday morning he went for a swim in a pond and drowned, as per the school.

He was rescued by his friends and was taken to the Haji Abdul Majid Memorial Hospital & Research Centre in Hojai but was declared as brought dead by the doctors.

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The family of the deceased have denied believing the version of the school authorities and has approached the police.

The police have already initiated an investigation into the matter.

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