COIMBATORE: In a second serious crime involving juveniles in less than a week in Tamil Nadu, two minor boys allegedly stabbed one of their schoolmates in Coimbatore on Sunday following a row triggered by infatuation.
Only last week police in Krishnagiri had arrested a 13-year old schoolboy with alleged homosexual orientation for murdering a class III student.
According to police, on Sunday morning a 15-year-old boy Malaravan (name changed), a resident of Bethel Nagar in SIHS Colony in Singanallur, was stabbed seven times by one of his classmates Priyan (name changed) in the presence of another schoolmate, near his home.
“Preliminary inquiries revealed that Malaravan, who is studying in class X at a private school in Singanallur, was infatuated with a girl in his class. Priyan also had a crush on the girl and this led to a dispute between the two students leading to the crime,” a police officer said.
On Sunday morning, Malaravan had left home after telling his mother that he was going to attend a friend’s birthday celebrations nearby. However, Malaravan is believed to have met Priyan to discuss about who should pursue the girl, which led to an altercation. Another boy, one year junior to them, had accompanied Priyan. While they were arguing, Priyan pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed Malaravan in his abdomen and once on his leg.
“He has been admitted to the CMCH and is being treated. However, he is out of danger,” police said.