An 11-year-old boy has died amid claims from a local MP that he might have been bullied and taken his own life in his bedroom.Asad Khan was found in an unresponsive state at his home in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and died shortly after being taken to hospital. Bradford West MP Naz Shah said bullying was “something that has been mentioned” when she met Asad’s grieving parents after his death on Wednesday night.
Ms Shah wrote on Facebook after the meeting: “This evening 11-year-old Asad took his own life. Asad had just started his new school recently and bullying is something that has been mentioned.”
Asad started Year Seven at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School three weeks ago, head teacher Simon Wade said. Mr Wade said: “It is with great sadness that we learnt last night of the death of Asad Khan one of the school’s newest students … The school is aware of speculation about the circumstances surrounding Asad’s death. In Asad’s first three weeks at school he made a great impression on all who met him.
“He was doing well in lessons, scoring high marks for his attitude to learning and his positive approach to school life and the school was looking forward to a bright future for him.” West Yorkshire Police said inquiries were continuing, but the death was not thought to be suspicious.