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2 juveniles stab teacher over low attendance

At a time when instances of juvenile crimes are at its peak in the national Capital, two teenagers took a disastrous route to vent out their anger on their teacher. Infuriated on being rusticated over low attendance in the first semester, two juveniles, both Class 12 students, allegedly stabbed their 50-year-old class teacher with knives and attacked him with brass knucks at a government senior secondary school in West Delhi’s Nangloi area on Monday evening. The teacher, identified as Mukesh Kumar,  has been badly injured.  

Sources privy to the investigation shared that apart from these two juveniles, there were four other students who were part of the plot. Police said they have managed to identify two of them and questioning is on. “The group had allegedly written to the teacher, Mukesh, on a past occasion threatening him  of dire consequences if he did not give them proxy attendance,” said a source. Sources said that he is reportedly in a critical condition. Mukesh was stabbed thrice in front of the entire class after which the two fled the spot.

Police said that the incident took place at around 5 pm on the first floor room no 108 in the government senior secondary school at Kirari Mod when two 17-year-old boys came to write their semester exam. Investigators said that Mukesh allegedly reprimanded them and stopped one of them from taking the test. Infuriated over this, the duo allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Mukesh thrice. He suffered stab injuries on his stomach, lower thigh and back. 

Students present in the class raised an alarm after which the school authorities rushed him to Balaji Action hospital where he is stated to be critical. Family members of Mukesh, who is native of Bahadurgarh, have been informed. 

A cop said: “Both the boys live near Kirari Mod area. Search operations have been initiated.” In the meantime, the cops are questioning the school authorities as well as the class mates of the two juveniles who committed the crime. The two juveniles are still absconding. A case has been registered under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) at Nangloi police station. 
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