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Teenagers thrash friend over petty issue, 10 booked

In yet another incident of teen violence, a 17-year-old school student was thrashed by his friends in Sarabha Nagar following an argument over a petty issue, on Wednesday. The injured was admitted to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2017 14:58 IST
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The boy was identified as Arjun Thakur of BRS Nagar, and is a student of Class 12 at a private school. The attackers are all minors and students at different schools and were booked by Sarabha Nagar police.
The boy was identified as Arjun Thakur of BRS Nagar, and is a student of Class 12 at a private school. The attackers are all minors and students at different schools and were booked by Sarabha Nagar police.(Google Maps)

In yet another incident of teen violence, a 17-year-old school student was thrashed by his friends in Sarabha Nagar following an argument over a petty issue, on Wednesday. The injured was admitted to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

The boy was identified as Arjun Thakur of BRS Nagar, and is a student of Class 12 at a private school. The attackers are all minors and students at different schools and were booked by Sarabha Nagar police.

In his complaint, Arjun stated that on Wednesday evening he was going to the Sarabha Nagar main market with his brother around 7.30pm when the accused reached there in a car and two wheelers.

They stopped them near Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, and thrashed them with sticks and rods.

Sarabha Nagar station house officer Mohal Lal said all of them were friends and studied in different schools. They often went to Sarabha Nagar market to spend the evening.

The complainant said a few days back they had an argument over some minor issue.

The accused challenged him to come to Sarabha Nagar market. And on Wednesday, when Arjun was on his way to the market with his brother, they thrashed him.

After the attack, the accused fled the spot and Arjun’s brother called his friends who took them to hospital.

The complainant got stitches to his head and police are awaiting a medical report.

The SHO said there were around ten accused in the case. However, so far, only five have been identified.

Police registered a case under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code.

Intolerance on a high

■ January 17: In a spine-chilling case, a 16-year-old was arrested for killing his nine-year-old distant relative in Dugri area. The Class 8 student allegedly drank his blood and ate his flesh. He had cut the child’s body in six pieces and stuffed them in a sack and thrown it in a vacant plot

■ December 24, 2016: Class 9 students of Jamuna Model School, Durgapuri in Haibowal area, entered into a violent clash over a petty issue with some outsiders. The outsiders barged into school and attacked the students with iron rods and sharp weapons. Three students suffered injuries

■ December 16, 2016: Class 10 students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road, along with others attacked their classmate and his uncle with iron rods outside school and vandalised their car. The attackers were booked for attempt to murder.