ON the day an 11-year-old Bradford boy killed himself he told another boy he felt unsafe in his new school and was going to skive for a very long time, an inquest hearing was told today.
Asad Khan's mother Farheen Khan found him hanged on September 28 last year after she forced her way through the locked door to his bedroom at their home in Tile Street, off Whetley Lane, Bradford.
An inquest that opened into his death on October 3 had already heard Asad was reluctant to attend Beckfoot Upper Heaton School where he had been a pupil for only three weeks.
His family had also previously said there were boys who knew their son who would confirm he was being bullied.
Today, the boy who spoke to Asad on the day of his death attended a third pre-inquest review hearing accompanied by his father.
Ruth Bundey, representing Asad's family, told Coroner Martin Fleming the boy, who cannot be identified, had said there were things Asad had mentioned specifically to him.
She said on one occasion after Asad had experienced trouble with computers, he said to the boy: "Life is unfair. I would say it's 90 to 95 per cent life is hard".
And on the day of his death, Asad had told him: "I'm unsafe in school. I'm going to skive for a very long time."
Mr Fleming said he would now consider whether to call the boy in person to give evidence when the inquest resumes in Bradford on June 5.