A day after an intermediate (Class 12) student in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district was thrashed, tied to a motorcycle and dragged on the road till he died by four classmates and another minor, police on Thursday arrested two of the accused.
Though no motive for the killing has been ascertained, police are verifying information that the victim, 18-year-old Gaurav Sharma, and one of the accused had recently fought over a girl. The two arrested minors are Gaurav's classmates.
Gaurav, a student of Nawab Singh Chauhan Gramodaya Inter College, was waylaid by the accused around noon on Wednesday when he was returning from a college in Godha village after appearing for the geography examination, police said. Four of the accused had also appeared for the examination.
According to a police source, Gaurav, the youngest of the three sons of a postman of the village, Girish Chandra Sharma, was first assaulted by the accused with iron rods and hockey sticks.
After he fainted, the accused dragged him behind the motorcycle for almost a kilometre even as hundreds of onlookers gaped in horror. They fled from the spot and locals rushed Gaurav to hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.