A 15-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed to death by two minors at a government school in the Chhattisgarh town of Raigarh, police said today.
The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon at the school building in the Rambhatha district of Raigarh. Police suspect a love interest could be the reason, they said, without revealing further details.
The two accused boys, both 17 years old, were detained Tuesday night, a police official said.
The boy who was stabbed, a 9th grade student, was at the schoolhouse during lunch break when the two accused arrived and got into an argument with him, the official said.
Suddenly, one of the suspects allegedly stabbed the boy in the stomach with a knife, he said.
Before running from the scene, the two accused also flashed the knife at school staff, police added.
The boy was immediately taken to a local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, the official said.
The boy’s sister, who also studies at the same school, told police that the two accused had also allegedly beaten her brother in the school building in the past.
After the incident on Tuesday, Raigarh Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena immediately assembled four police teams to track down the suspects in hiding. They were caught Tuesday night, the official said.
“The exact reason behind the attack is not yet known, but preliminary research suggests it could be because of a love interest,” he said.
A case was registered against the accused under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code.
The suspect will be arraigned before the Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday, he added.
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