Teen dies after being hit by cousin over Ludo

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old boy died after he was allegedly punched by his 11-year-old cousin during a fight over Ludo, police said on Monday.

The incident occurred on February 6 at their home in Panjeshah area in the Old City of Hyderabad.

According to police, Faizan Bin Khalid, who had slipped into coma after being allegedly hit by his cousin, succumbed at a private hospital on Sunday.

The fight started when the younger cousin teased Faizan for losing a game of ludo. Faizan slapped the boy, who then hit back with series of punches on his chest.

The 14-year-old collapsed and slipped into coma. He was rushed to a hospital, where he reportedly died of cardiac arrest on Sunday.

A police official said an autopsy was conducted to ascertain the exact cause of death.

A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was filed against the 11-year-old at Mir Chowk police station. The boy will be handed over to the juvenile justice authorities.