Cops solve case in 12 hours; arrest one accused, apprehend juvenile
A day after a 50-year-old school teacher of a government school in West Delhi’s Nangloi area was allegedly stabbed to death by two Class XII students after being rusticated over low attendance, Delhi Police claimed to have worked out the case of brutal attack within a span of 12 hours with the arrest of one accused and apprehension of one juvenile. Senior investigators said that it was not the first time that the juvenile was rusticated for missing classes and showing delinquent behaviour.
According to a senior police official, on Monday evening, an 18-year-old boy Vivek Kumar Jha and his 17-year-old classmate, both students of Class XII in the Government Senior Secondary Boys’ School at Kirari Mod allegedly stabbed their class teacher, Mukesh Kumar for refusing to allow him to sit for semester examination over low attendance.
A senior investigator said: “This is not the first time that the 17-year-old accused was rusticated. In May this year too, he was rusticated over grounds of missing classes and exhibiting misbehaviour in the class. However, he was allowed to continue classes. Meanwhile, this time around, the 17-year-old along with Jha, who was also on the verge of getting rusticated on similar grounds went up to Kumar.”
“Sitting in an empty classroom on the first floor, Kumar was busy compiling answer sheets, when finding him alone, Jha along with the juvenile went up to him and started arguing with him over not allowing them to sit in the semester examination. Infuriated over his refusal, they took out a kitchen knife and brass knucks and started punching and stabbing him. They stabbed thrice in the back, stomach and lower thigh.
A student passing by the room saw the duo after which he raised an alarm. On this, the duo fled the spot. The school authorities rushed him to Balaji Action hospital where he succumbed to injuries late on Monday night. An investigator said that since the boys lived near the Kirari Mod area, they were subsequently apprehended.
“A disciplinarian, Kumar ensured that all his three children received the best of education. Sweet-tempered by nature, he never raised a voice at anyone unnecessarily,” shared Rajesh, brother-in- law of Mukesh. After Mukesh’s father expired, he took up the responsibility of his family at a very young age.
“A native of Bahadurgarh, he recently got his 19-year-old son admitted to a private law college in Gurgaon. Meanwhile, he also let his eldest daughter Kanishka to pursue M.Tech. My sister is a home-maker. This incident had left them completely shattered,” added Rajesh.