A government school teacher died on Monday night after two Class 12 students allegedly stabbed him for informing their parents about their acts of indiscipline.
Police said they have identified the two boys and detained them. Officials said there were around 6-7 students at the crime scene.
The incident was reported at Government Boys Senior Secondary School in west Delhi’s Nangloi.
School authorities said Mukesh Kumar, a Hindi teacher, was allegedly attacked with a knife in a school room after an examination. Kumar, 45, was on ventilator support at the Balaji Action hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
The teacher had rusticated one of the two students for low attendance. Both the students have been apprehended (in pic: the teacher) pic.twitter.com/7TwOw9fCGA— ANI (@ANI_news) September 27, 2016
Badan Singh, the principal, said the school had rusticated one of the accused for irregular attendance.
“At around 5 pm, when the exams were over, these students went to the room where Kumar was arranging the answer sheets. They attacked him with a knife,” said Singh.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced an aid of Rs 1 crore for Kumar’s family.
He said his government respects teachers and thinks the contribution of a teacher in the society is as important as a soldier guarding the border.
Some teachers said students involved in the incident used to threaten them too.
“They threatened shoot us if we took action against them. We are now worried for our lives,” said a teacher.