A student who died after being found injured on rail tracks near Birmingham New Street Station has been named as 18-year-old Jeevan Singh Dhanda.
Tributes have today been paid to the Walsall teenager. It is believed that his family were told he had secured three A grades in his A-Levels the day after his death.
He was a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and a member of Cannock Men’s Hockey Club. It is thought he fell from a bridge at the station on August 7 this year, he was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died last week.
A second man, a 30 year-old from Birmingham who was also found with injuries ‘consistent with a fall from height’, died on Monday.
In a statement Jeevan’s family said: “Jeevan was a loving son and brother and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
“He was a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall. He recently completed his education, securing three A grades and was due to study Economics at University of Leeds, starting in September.
“Jeevan was an accomplished hockey player, playing for school, club and county. He was a beacon of love and happiness who bought joy to everyone who knew him.”
Cannock Hockey Club has set up a book of condolence and an area for flowers to be laid. The club has retired his number 55 shirt.