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Class 9 Student Arrested In Panchkula For Murder Of Class 11 Schoolmate

ANANYA BHATNAGAR | 0
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| September 19 , 2018 , 11:38 IST

Panchkula Police on Tuesday arrested a Class 9 student in connection with the murder of his schoolmate who studied in Class 11

According to media reports, the incident took place on Monday outside the Sector 7 government school in Haryana’s Panchkula. One more student was allegedly injured in an attempt to save the deceased student.

As per reports, 17-year-old Vikas Kumar, a student of Class XI at Government Senior Secondary School Sector 7, had just stepped out after the school got over when he was attacked by the youths. When Suraj, a student of Class X, tried to rescue Vikas, the youths hit him as well on the hand. Vikas was rushed to Civil Hospital Sector 6 by classmates and school teachers, where he was declared brought dead while Suraj was given first aid. Vikas was a resident of Rally village in Sector 12 A, Panchkula.

Police had earlier stated that Vikas had slapped a schoolmate during a quarrel over a mobile phone on Saturday and the latter along with his friends from outside attacked him on Monday. However, it came to light that it was the victim who had called his friends following the fight with a Class 9 student, according to the police.

Media reports say, a school student who was present during the fight led the police to the duo. The two have not been named in the murder FIR yet and are likely to be sent to a juvenile home.