A Student of class IX of an English medium school in Nashik stabbed his 15-year-old classmate. The incident happened around 4.30 PM on Tuesday during the physical training session.
Ankush Shinde, Superintendent of police, told the press that Saurabh Manojkumar Pal, 15, used to allegedly bully the accused and also that two days back had hit him on the head with a steel bangle.
“When Saurabh tried to bully him again during the PT session on Tuesday, the suspect stabbed him in the chest with a small knife from a multi-purpose key chain,” Officer Shinde said.
“Unfortunately, the knife pierced the victim’s heart. Saurabh was immediately rushed to hospital by the school authorities but he was declared brought dead,” he further added.
Saurabh Manojkumar, the victim, is a son of labourer and his family moved from Nagpur about six months ago.
The suspect has been detained by the police and further investigations are on. The police are probing all the angles and also figuring out if the allegations of bullying against the victim are true, said Shinde.
A private organization manages the school, School Principal Reshmi Naik, has refused to comment on the incident, saying the case is being investigated by the police.