Class-9 stu­dent stabbed to death over petty is­sue

Vegetable ven­dor’s son al­legedly kills 17-year-old with a knife

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LUD­HI­ANA: In a shock­ing in­ci­dent, a 17-year-old youth was al­legedly stabbed to death by a vegetable ven­dor's son in Thakkar­wal vil­lage on Thurs­day.

The ac­cused, Harpreet Singh, al­legedly killed Kr­is­han Singh fol­low­ing a scuf­fle over a mi­nor in­ci­dent. The vic­tim's brother, San­deep Singh, was also present.

The Sadar po­lice have reg­is­tered a case against Harpreet Singh, fol­low­ing the com­plaint lodged by San­deep Singh.

The de­ceased was a stu­dent of Class 9 of Gov­ern­ment Se­nior Sec­ondary School of Daad vil­lage.

His fa­ther, Chamkaur Singh, is a labourer. The fam­ily stays in the same vil­lage.

Ac­cord­ing to San­deep Singh, the in­ci­dent took place when Kr­is­han Singh had gone to Gur­d­wara Sahib to take bath in the sarovar (holy pond) on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

As he jumped into the sarovar, water splashed out thereby drench­ing Harpreet Singh. Harpreet al­legedly abused Kr­is­han, fol­low­ing which they en­tered into a scuf­fle. The in­ci­dent took an ugly turn when the duo started ex­chang­ing heated words, said San­deep Singh.

Harpreet went out of the shrine and came back with a knife from the makeshift shop of veg­eta­bles owned by his fa­ther, Gur­nam Singh, he added. Harpreet al­legedly stabbed Kr­is­han Singh with the knife and fled the spot.

San­deep Singh rushed Kr­is­han to a hospi­tal, but he suc­cumbed to his in­juries on the way. SI Harinder Singh, SHO of the Sadar po­lice sta­tion, said they were con­duct­ing raids to ar­rest the ac­cused.

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Rel­a­tives of Kr­is­han Singh out­side the civil hospi­tal in Lud­hi­ana on Fri­day.

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