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Class 11 student beaten to death by schoolmates in Delhi over personal enmity

A minor boy died after being allegedly beaten up by a few of his classmates near their government school in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar.

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2018 09:39 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Police said they received a PCR call made by local residents, saying a boy fell unconscious following a violent scuffle in a park. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 17-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten up by a few of his classmates and others near their government school in northeast Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar over personal enmity, police said on Thursday, in the latest incident of violence among students.

Police said there were no external injuries on the body of the Class 11 student, who died on his way to the hospital.

Deputy commissioner of police (northeast) Atul Thakur said a case of murder has been registered and two juveniles, one of them a student of the same school, apprehended.

“We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the violence. It was some old fight between the students that led to another clash,” Thakur said.

Police said they received a PCR call made by local residents, saying a boy fell unconscious following a violent scuffle in a park. They also alerted the school staff after which he was rushed to a hospital. His parents were also informed.

When the police arrived at the spot, they found that the student was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.

“Initial probe revealed the student had gone to his school to collect his transfer certificate. Following old enmity, a group of students from his class and some outsiders thrashed him in a nearby park. The boy fell unconscious after which the attackers fled from the spot,” an officer said.

Police are waiting for the report of the post-mortem examination. They are questioning the school staff to ascertain the reasons that sparked the violence, leading to the student’s death.

“The incident happened outside the school. There is a DDA park where this happened. The student who died was from Class 11 and he was absent for two days,” the vice-principal of the school said.

“At least one person in the group that attacked him was from the school. This student was also from Class 11 but from a different section and he was absent for around 15 days,” he added.

Rising violence among students have rattled parents and teachers and have led to calls for increased security in schools.

A teenage student was allegedly beaten to death inside a private school’s toilet by a group of fellow students in east Delhi in February this year. And in June, a Class 9 student was stabbed to death allegedly by a senior over a dispute inside a toilet of his school in Gujarat’s Vadodara city.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 09:37 IST