Two class XII students of a government school in West Delhi's Nangloi area allegedly stabbed their teacher in front of their classmates today after one of them was rusticated for low attendance.
The victim is undergoing treatment at Balaji Action Hospital and is said to be in a critical condition, police said.
The incident took place around 5 pm when the students were writing their exam at the Government Senior Secondary School.
Mukesh Kumar was stabbed thrice allegedly by the two boys in front of the entire class, after which the duo fled, a police officer said.
One of the accused was rusticated for low attendance. He went to the school to speak with Kumar.
During conversation, he and his friend, who was writing the exam, reportedly lost temper and stabbed him, police said, adding one of the accused is 18-year-old while the other will turn 18 in two months.
A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC has been registered at Nangloi Police Station and the family members of the accused are being questioned to know the whereabouts of the duo, the officer said.
(With PTI inputs)