NEW DELHI: Five teenagers were today apprehended by the police for allegedly stabbing to death a 16-year-old boy after a heated argument over a seat in the metro train at north Delhi’s Kingsway Camp area.
The incident was reported at around 1 PM yesterday after the victim, identified as Ishu, and two of his friends, de-boarded the metro at G T B Nagar station.
When they were approaching Kingsway Camp area, the five juveniles confronted them and started a fight over an earlier skirmish, said a senior police official.
The juveniles, aged between 16 and 17 years, allegedly held a grudge against Ishu over a fight which had taken place the previous day in connection with a seat in the metro.
The rival groups, belonging to two different government schools, entered into a heated argument once again and one of the juveniles allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Ishu multiple times.
They fled the scene when Ishu collapsed, said the senior official.
Locals called up the police and Ishu was taken to a hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition. He succumbed to injuries at around midnight.
The police had first registered a case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, said DCP (North) Madhur Verma. But after the boy succumbed, the graver charge of murder (Section 302) was invoked.
The weapon used in the crime has been recovered.
The accused were produced before a juvenile board and sent to a reform home, Verma added.
Ishu lived with his family in north Delhi’s Burari area and went to a government school at Kashmere Gate area.