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Three boys detained for murder of classmate in Karawal Nagar

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday detained three students of Jeevan Jyoti Senior Secondary School in north east Delhi's Karawal Nagar for allegedly murdering a Class IX student of the same school.
The deceased 14 year-old boy, identified as Tushar, was found unconscious in the school bathroom by some students and taken to a nearby hospital on Thursday. Authorities of the school – which comes under the jurisdiction of Khajuri Khas police station – and the boy's mother later shifted him to GTB Hospital after referral, where doctors declared him brought dead. Hours after the incident, a team of Delhi Police and the Forensic Science Laboratory team reached the crime to collect evidence.
Initially, an FIR under section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code was filed by Delhi Police.
However, the victim's family claimed that he was beaten up.
The family of Tushar, who was a resident of Karawal Nagar, also alleged that the school authorities were trying to shield the accused students, with whom he reportedly had a scuffle.
On Friday, some local residents and the boy's family members staged a protest at Karawal Nagar chowk, demanding a serious inquiry into the matter.
In the course of their investigation, cops later also added murder charges to the FIR.
"After preliminary investigation, it was revealed that there was a scuffle between some students in the washroom of school. The deceased was punched in the face and neck by fellow students. Subsequently, section 302 of IPC was added to the FIR," said Ajit Kumar Singla, DCP (North East).
Cops found a vital lead while scanning CCTV footage of cameras located at the scene of the crime, which showed the accused students were seen entering the washroom after Tushar. During questioning of the students and school staff, the role of the three students soon came into light and they were detained.
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