A lot of children in the eastern Indian city of Haverhall have been forced to hide in their homes for the past two days after a schoolboy was found dead in his room.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was found lying on his bed in the middle of the night by his mother, who went to check on him at around 8:00pm (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

Police have arrested a woman from Gurgaon, but it is unclear if she has been charged in connection with the case.

The incident is the second death in the city in less than two weeks.

Last month, a 23-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Haunell Hill.