Class 10 Boy Held for Stabbing School Mate to Death in Vadodara
The 14-year-old boy, a Class 9 student, was found dead in the washroom of the school on 22 June.
A Class 10 student was held under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act in connection with the killing of a junior student in a school in Vadodara, an official said.
The 14-year-old boy, a Class 9 student, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in the washroom of the school on 22 June. The victim had ten stab wounds on his body, Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) RS Bhagora said.
The 17-year-old accused, a student of the same school located in Baranpora area, was held in Valsad town in South Gujarat late last night, Vadodara Police Commissioner Manoj Sashidhar told PTI.
A police team has been sent to Valsad to bring the teenager to the city. He will be questioned to learn the reason behind the brutal killing of the Class 9 student, police said.
The accused student came under the lens after he was spotted in CCTV footage entering the washroom along with the victim.
The victim had joined the school only a week ago and was staying with his maternal uncle here, while his parents live in Gujarat's Anand town, said the police.
Meanwhile, Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of the Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, said the mental condition of the detained student will be examined to know what prompted him to allegedly kill his junior.
Pandya said she has sought a report on the incident from the district administration. She also held meetings with officials of the district education department, the city police commissioner and others over the incident.
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