BENGALURU: A 14-year-old Class 10 student was allegedly stabbed to death by a former student of the school, aged 16, at a school in Yelahanka on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 2.30 pm after the annual day celebration of the Government Higher Secondary Boys School, Yelahanka. Monday also marked the beginning of study holidays before the board exams for Class 10 students.
According to police sources, a former student of the school, who had dropped out, was annoyed with the victim Harsharaj N’s friendship with a girl from the same school.
The two also had several confrontations over the issue in the past 15 days. On Monday at the school day event, Harsharaj had received 3-4 prizes.
After the event, when Harsharaj walked outside the school, the former student and three of his friends who were with him, all minors, taunted Harsharaj about the prizes he had received.
An argument developed, which turned ugly and Harsharaj was eventually stabbed multiple times by the student in a narrow lane just off the Yelahanka main road beside the railway track. It is unclear whether the student had brought the knife with him with an intention to commit the murder, or happened to carry the knife as a matter of habit.
Harsharaj was taken to a nearby hospital by passersby and was declared brought dead. The teenaged assailant was also injured after being pelted with stones by Harsharaj’s friends.
He too was admitted to a hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment. The three other boys who were with him fled the scene of the crime. Two were taken into custody while the third boy is still missing. Harsharaj’s father, Narayan, is a daily wage labourer.