MADURAI: The police are on the lookout for a gang that fatally stabbed a Class XII student in the city and escaped with his mobile phone and cash, in the late hours of Sunday. The police are yet to make any headway in the case.
The deceased, K Nagaraj (17), a resident of Mahal 9th Street, Madurai, was studying at a private school in the city. His father Kumaresh Babu owns an internet browsing centre.
Sources said the boy went to his grandparents’ house in Vandiyur, along with his parents. Around 9 pm, his parents returned home on a bicycle while the boy took a bus. However, he did not reach home.
Police sources said the boy alighted near the St Mary’s Cathedral junction and began walking home, when he wa intercepted by the gang.
In an ensuing scuffle, the boy was allegedly stabbed on the thigh. The gang members reportedly snatched his phone and cash and fled from the spot. The boy lost a lot of blood, which led to his death, police said. His body was sent to the Government Rajaji Hospital for an autopsy.
Following this, the boy’s family and local residents staged a protest at St Mary’s Cathedral junction on Monday afternoon demanding the arrest of the perpetrators.