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Uttar Pradesh: Class 6 boy beaten to death allegedly by classmates over guava

January 31, 2020

A class six student of a government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur district was allegedly beaten and thrashed to death by three of his classmates because he did not buy them a guava. According to police reports, the deceased has been identified as Farmaan Qureshi.

On Saturday, Farmaan had an argument with his friends, who asked him to buy guavas for all of them but he refused. Later, on Monday, when he reached school 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.

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

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Poonam and District Magistrate Shailendra Singh spoke to the main accused boy, who had allegedly punched and kicked Farmaan. The boy claimed that he never intended to kill him and had only punched him in the stomach.

Meanwhile, Farmaan’s father Saimur said, “My nephew Tauheed, who studies in the same school, told me that Qureshi was thrashed by the three school children in the presence of a school teacher. The accused sat on his chest and repeatedly thrashed him to death.”

Station House Office (SHO) Sanjay Tyagi said that an FIR has been registered against the three children, but initial investigations indicate that only one of the accused beat up the deceased. “We have recorded the statement of the school children, who witnessed the fight between the boys and it seems like it was an accidental death. We are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the main cause of death. The accused will be sent to a juvenile home.”

Source: IANS

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