HYDERABAD: A school playground brawl between two tenth-standard students resulted in the death of one of them, sending shockwaves among the student community and the parents. This incident comes close on the heels of death of 17-year-old Nabil Mohammed of Mir Chowk in a similar fight.
Mohd Ameer Siddiqui (14) and his classmate (minor’s name withheld) exchanged furious blows during recess time after which both of them collapsed and had to be hospitalised. While Siddiqui succumbed to his injuries, his classmate is undergoing treatment and his condition is stated to be stable.
Police said that during lunch break on Tuesday, the two students of St Joseph’s Public School, King Koti entered into a heated argument and soon began exchanging blows even as their classmates and other students watched. Sources said that the fight began after some comments were made against Ameer Siddiqui’s sister, who is also a student of the same school. Though it is alleged that the accused had reportedly teased her, police said there was no evidence to suggest that it was indeed true.
Minutes later, one of the punch landed underneath ear of Ameer, after which he collapsed. The entire incident was captured on the CCTV cameras. Ameer was rushed to a corporate hospital where the doctors found that he received internal injuries in brain which led to a blood clot. Doctors tried to revive him by performing a brain surgery. However, he did not gain consciousness and died this morning. The accused too suffered minor injuries and is hospitalised. “We booked a case under IPC Section 304 Part II (Culpable Homicide not amounting to murder), against the accused minor (14 years),” said DCP VB Kamalasan Reddy.