A minor student was allegedly stabbed to death within the premises of his school on Thursday in Muzaffarpur by a man against whom the victim’s mother had registered a complaint for stealing her purse.
The victim was a class 7 student and has been identified as Suraj Kumar.
“Suraj Kumar was stabbed to death in his school premises in Ahiyapur yesterday, allegedly by one of the two accused who stole his mother’s purse a day before,” police said.
Speaking about the incident, senior police officer Mukul Kumar Ranjan said that one of the men who stole the victim’s mother’s purse was arrested by the police after an FIR was filed against him. The lady recognized the accused as he was from her village.
“The woman and the men who stole her purse belong to the same village. After he stole her purse, she identified him and had an argument with him. She filed an FIR against him and police immediately arrested one of the accused, the other accused is suspected to have stabbed the child,” he said.
Soon after the stabbing incident, locals staged a protest against the school authorities.
The parents of the deceased said that the school authorities should have ensured his safety as the incident took place within the premises.