A 17-year-old boy died this evening after falling from the 12th floor of a multi-storey building in the capital’s Kamalapur, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Shafayet Ahmed. He was taken to the emergency ward of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the on-duty physician declared him dead at 7:30 pm.

DMCH Police outpost in-charge inspector Bachchu Miah confirmed about his death.

Shafayet’s father Shah Alam said he was suffering from mental problems. Shafayet lived with his family on the 12th floor of the 17-storey building.

While running to enter the lift, Shafayet slipped and fell from the balcony, said Alam.

Shafayet was an HSC examinee at Sher-e-Bangla Railway School and College. He was the eldest of two brothers.