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January 29, 2020

School kid beaten to death over guava in Indian state

National

January 29, 2020

LAKHIMPUR: In a shocking incident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh three teenage students of a government school thrashed their classmate to death just because he did not buy them guava.

The incident happened in the Amirnagar village on Monday. According to police reports, the deceased has been identified as Farmaan Qureshi of Class 6. He had a quarrel with his three friends over the purchase of guava after school hours on Saturday. The three boys, all 15-years-olds, asked him to buy guavas for them too, but Qureshi refused, reported foreign media.

On Monday when Qureshi reached school along with his cousin Tauheed, all three of them attacked him and thrashed him mercilessly. All three were caught by the school staff and then handed over to the police.

Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Budhpriya Singh said: "The police have taken necessary steps in this case while we have ordered a probe to ascertain whether any negligence was shown on the part of any school teacher."

An FIR has been registered against the three under IPC section 302 (murder) on the complaint of Qureshi's father and the boy's body has been sent for post-mortem.