Class 10 student attacks another boy in school with knife, stabs him 6 times

Initial probe revealed that the two boys often bullied each other and had altercations over one issue or the other. They were classmates until last year, when the boy who attacked the other boy failed in Class 10, police said.

delhi Updated: Aug 03, 2018 13:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A Class 11 boy of a government school in east Delhi suffered multiple wounds and was seriously injured when another student stabbed him at the playground soon after morning prayer. (Shutterstock / Representative Image)

A 16-year-old student of a government-run school in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar was seriously injured after he was stabbed at least half a dozen times with a knife allegedly by another boy from his school at the campus playground on Thursday morning.

The Class 11 boy suffered four stab wounds on his back and two on his arms, police said, adding that the incident took place around 8 am, soon after the morning assembly prayers got over.

Police said the alleged attacker, who is 18-years-old according to school records, was caught and handed over to the police by students and teachers of the school. They also admitted the injured boy to Hedgewar Hospital, where doctors said his condition is stable.

Maintaining that a case regarding the matter has been registered at the Krishna Nagar police station, police said the alleged attacker was apprehended and the knife used in the crime has been seized. During questioning, the attacker told police that he found the knife lying on the roadside while coming to school.

Initial probe revealed that the two boys often bullied each other and had altercations over one issue or the other. They were classmates until last year, when the boy who attacked the other boy failed in Class 10, police said.

Deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said they are trying to find out the reason behind the fight between the two students that triggered the incident. “We are ascertaining the sequence of the events as well as the source through which the boy arranged the knife. We are also probing how he entered the school premises with a knife,” said Yadav.

“The fight took place after the morning prayer, when students were being dispersed from the ground so that they could go back to classrooms. We conduct surprise checks to see if any student is carrying a mobile phone. But this student was carrying a vegetable knife, which no one noticed. The case is now with the police,” said Dinesh Kumar, vice-principal of the school.

Violence in Delhi schools
2018
  • JULY 19: A 17-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten up by some of his classmates and others near their government school in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar over personal enmity. FEBRUARY 2: A 14-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by his schoolmates inside the washroom of Jeevan Jyoti Senior Secondary School located in Sadatpur area of Karawal Nagar.
2017
  • OCTOBER 27: A Class 7 student of a private school in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar died after a scuffle with his classmate inside a classroom. Police said the 14-year-old boy was a victim of bullying by his classmate, also aged 14, who often taunted and called him names.
  • JULY 25: A Class 6 student of a private school in south Delhi suffered injuries after he was beaten up allegedly by his school teacher in the school premises in Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin after he had a fight with another student of the same class over some petty issue.
2015
  • JULY 16: Two brothers studying at a private school run by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Nangloi Jat, Raghuvinder Shokeen, were allegedly beaten up with a pipe in the principal’s room by the MLA’s wife who is the principal of the school.

Police said the injured boy lives with his mother and two brothers in east Delhi’s Jagatpuri and his father died some years ago. His 32-year-old brother said he had an altercation with the Class 10 student in the school premises on Wednesday as well after the classes got over.

“On Wednesday, my brother had gone to meet his friends who had failed in Class 10 last year. At that time, the boy who stabbed him today got into an argument with my brother’s friends. When my brother intervened, the boy began fighting with him as well,” the brother told media persons.

First Published: Aug 03, 2018 10:22 IST