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16-year-old killed by classmate after fight over a game in Delhi

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his classmate in east Delhi’s Shakarpur on Friday after he tried to intervene in a scuffle between two of his friend and the attacker. All four involved were classmates.

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2016 22:15 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his classmate in east Delhi’s Shakarpur on Friday after he tried to intervene in a scuffle between two of his friend and the attacker. All four involved were classmates.

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his classmate in east Delhi’s Shakarpur on Friday after he tried to intervene in a scuffle between two of his friend and the attacker. All four involved were classmates.

The other two friends received minor injuries in the fight.

According to the police, the fight between three students started in the school on Friday afternoon. The scuffle, however, continued even when the juveniles came out of school. The victim, who reportedly did not attend school on Friday, was present outside the premises and tried to pacify his classmates. The attacker, who was carrying a knife with him, attacked the boy leading to serious injuries and excessive bleeding. He also injured the other two boys.

Police said the victim lived with his family in Mandawali. His family members have alleged that their son was receiving threats from the attacker for the past 20 days. The family alleged the threats started coming after the boys had a tiff over some issue in school.

The family said that their son had missed school on the fateful day but went there to meet his friends and got involved in the fight that started during a game the three were playing.

A police officer said when the victim saw his friends being beaten up by other the boy he intervened and tried to pacify them. This enraged the attacker who pulled out a small kitchen knife and stabbed him in the chest.

The boy collapsed on the ground and the attacker allegedly tried to flee from the spot, but the passersby caught him.

The people saw the boy bleeding profusely. They called the police after which the injured was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The alleged attacker was handed over to police and statements of the injured boys were recorded.

A senior official said, “We have registered a case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the Shakarpur Police station. The boy has been sent to a juvenile home.”

The father of the deceased works as a security guard with a private company, and the father of the accused is a labourer.

The family of the victim said that their son was at home around 4 pm when he received a call from his friend. He told his mother that he is going to school to meet his friends and will come back soon.

“At 7.30pm we received a call to reach the hospital where I found him dead. This was a plan to call him outside school. We are waiting for the police to give us the real picture,” the victim’s mother said.

First Published: Dec 10, 2016 22:14 IST