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Boy found dead in Delhi school toilet: Fight began over a wristband

As Tushar and one of the accused were fighting, the latter was allegedly joined by his three other friends. They had a scuffle with Tushar in the classroom before lunch break, said the officer.

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2018 09:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Tushar Kumar was beaten to death inside the toilet of his school in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar

Investigation has revealed that the argument between Tushar Kumar, a 14-year-old boy who was beaten to death inside the toilet of his school in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar, and his four classmates started over a wristband. On Saturday, police apprehended the fourth accused in the case.

A police officer, who did not wish to be named, said the argument between the victim and one of the accused started over a wristband and soon escalated to a fight.

“Tushar had given a wristband to one of the accused a few days ago. Since then, Tushar had been asking him to return it. Despite several reminders, his classmate did not listen. On the day of the incident, he again reminded the boy, which led to an argument in the classroom,” said the officer.

As Tushar and one of the accused were fighting, the latter was allegedly joined by his three other friends. They had a scuffle with Tushar in the classroom before lunch break, said the officer.

“Both the sides told one another that they would settle scores later. The same day after the recess, Tushar went to the toilet and was followed by the accused. They allegedly punched him on his face and neck. As a result, Tushar collapsed. After this, the boys left the toilet. Later, two other students of the school found Tushar lying in the toilet and raised an alarm,” said the officer.

Tushar’s body was found on Thursday inside the washroom of Jeevan Jyoti Senior Secondary School located in Sadatpur area of Karawal Nagar where he studied in Class 9. A day later, police apprehended three of the accused boys while the fourth was absconding.

DCP (northeast) AK Singla said, “We held the fourth boy on Saturday evening from Khajuri Khas, not far away from where he lives.”

All four boys, aged around 15 years, face charges of murder.

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First Published: Feb 03, 2018 23:42 IST