An 11-year-old boy who killed himself in his bedroom told a fellow school pupil he felt ‘unsafe’ in his new school and was going to skive for a very long time, an inquest into his death has been told.

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Asad Khan, from Bradford, died three weeks after starting at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School in the city where his family maintain he was being bullied by older pupils.

Asad’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.

He died in hospital a short while later.

The inquest also heard Asad was reluctant to attend Beckfoot Upper Heaton School where he had been a pupil for only three weeks.

Bradford Coroner’s Court heard Asad had told a boy – who cannot be identified – a number of things, including that he felt “unsafe” in school and was “going to skive for a very long time.”

Coroner Martin Fleming heard on another occasion, Asad told the boy: “Life is unfair. I would say it’s 90 to 95 per cent life is hard”.

Mr Fleming said he would now consider whether to call the boy in person to give evidence.

The inquest will resume next month.