In a shocking incident, two class 12 students of a Delhi government school in Nangloi, Sultanpuri allegedly stabbed their teacher to death in front of their classmates, after they were not allowed to sit for an examination due to lack of sufficient attendance.
The school authorities said Mukesh, a Hindi teacher, was allegedly attacked with a knife in the classroom after an examination.
Badan Singh, the principal, said the school had rusticated one of the accused for irregular attendance.
"At around 5 pm, when the exams were over, these students went to the room where Kumar was arranging the answer sheets. They attacked him with a knife,” said Singh.
Kumar was immediately rushed to the Balaji Action hospital, but the doctors could not save him.
"This is the incident of SP Road Sultanpuri school. It took place around 5-5:30 p.m. Two students attacked Hindi teacher Mukesh with a knife. It took place in the classroom when an examination was going on. The school staff brought him to the Balaji Hospital. The hospital authorities asked to deposit money first before treatment. The two students had low attendance percentage and their names were struck off from the list,” said Sumit, one of the school staff.
Gulab Sharma, another school staff described the two students as "criminal-type”, who had failed thrice.
As many as 7 special teams of the district were constituted as part of the search operation to trace the accused. On being interrogated, the two accused confessed to their crime, saying they had planned to teach their teacher a lesson for singling them out before the entire class. They said they bought one knife from a nearby area of Nangloi and stabbed teacher Kumar. After committing the crime, they were arrested from the nearby Begampur area.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced an aid of Rs 1 crore for Kumar’s family.
The government has also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
He said his government respects teachers and thinks the contribution of a teacher in the society is as important as a soldier guarding the border.