New Delhi: A 15-year-old boy, Shubham Jindal, was allegedly beaten to death by two of his classmates in southwest Delhi's Chhawla area.
The two accused "held grudge" against the victim because he had complained against them to a teacher of their school
All of them were residents of west Delhi's Hari Nagar area and studied in ninth standard of a private school.
According to Police, Shubham Jindal, who was a class monitor, had complained about the two accused to his teacher last week following which they were punished.
“The incident was reported around 6pm on Sunday, when the juveniles called the victim near a vacant plot in Najafgarh area on the pretext of cycling and beat him to death with wooden sticks,” a police official said.
When the boy did not return home till late night, his parents started looking for him and later reported the matter to the police. Around 3.30am, his body was discovered at a vacant plot, police said.
After the incident, the juveniles fled to their ancestral village in Haryana's Jhajjar district.
Police tracked down the duo from the village and apprehended them.
"A case was registered and a police team was formed to investigate the matter," said DCP (southwest) RA Sanjeev.
When brought back to the Capital on Monday morning, the accused duo confessed to the crime, saying they didn't intend to kill the boy but “just wanted to teach him a lesson”.
The victim was the son of a labourer. He was a bright student and was often praised by his class teacher.