Vijay Singh’s, 13, bullying went un-noticed for a long time before he decided it had come to a stage where he could not take it any more.The Sikh school boy hung himself and left behind a diary of abuse by playground bullies.
He also wrote a chilling poem in his schoolbooks about his torment at the hands of race-hate pupils.
“DIARY OF DESPAIR
MONDAY -My money was taken
TUESDAY-Boys called me names
WEDNESDAY-My uniform was torn
THURSDAY-My body pours with blood
SATURDAY-Freedom” Poem of Vijay Singh
A mother is making a desperate appeal after burglars snatched ‘priceless’ keepsakes belonging to her dead teenage son.
A baby bracelet and hospital tag belonging to Hardev Singh’s son Vijay were being kept in a safe stolen from the family home on Longford Avenue, Stretford.
Vijay was 13 when he was found hanged at the family’s old home on Rutland Avenue in Firswood in 1996.
Mrs Singh said: “A lot of documents were also taken, but the other items were important to me because they belonged to my son.
“We have kept these things for so long and they’re not worth much to anyone else, but to me, they’re priceless.
“I just feel so empty.”
The former Stretford High School pupil had been a promising sportsman and harboured dreams of becoming the first Indian Premier League footballer.
Mrs Singh says her son had been bullied before he died.
An inquest recorded an open verdict on his death in October 1997.
Other items belonging to Vijay kept in the safe included his passport and his birth and death certificates.
Passports belonging to Mrs Singh’s children, Gurditt, 23, Rajpreet, 17, Preet Kaur, 18 and Gurvijay, 13, were also in the safe, along with her late mother’s passport, an old family passport and some jewellery.
Mrs Singh was expecting her youngest son Gurvijay when Vijay died.
Mrs Singh, who shares the family home with her children and husband Jagtar, said: “I have been looking in parks and alleyways just in case these things have been left somewhere.
“I’m just hoping someone finds these little things and brings them back to us.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary, which happened on Friday afternoon, to call 0161 872 5050 or Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.
Source: Manchester Evening News