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Delhi: 14-yr-old stabbed by classmates outside school, critical

The victim’s parents claimed police have not acted against boys who attacked their son

Written by Anand Mohan J | New Delhi | Published: October 29, 2017 12:54:13 am
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A 14-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed by his classmates outside a government school in Rohini’s Vijay Vihar on Friday, after he retaliated to their attempts to bully him. Police said the boy, Amar Faruq, was stabbed three times and assaulted by two boys near an open park adjacent to the school. Teachers rushed the boy to Ambedkar Nagar Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical.

DCP (Rohini) Rishi Pal said the matter is being investigated. However, the victim’s parents claimed police are yet to apprehend the boys who attacked their son. According to police, the incident took place on Friday afternoon when Amar was heading home from school. “Two teachers found the boy lying on the ground with stab wounds and rushed him to the local hospital. We got to know about the incident from hospital authorities. It was found that the boy was being bullied by two of his batchmates. He retaliated to their insults, which prompted the attack,” a senior police officer familiar with the investigation said.

Amar’s father, Amir Alam, who runs a shop near their home in Rohini’s Avantika area, said, “Amar is the eldest of our three children. He helps me at the shop and he is good at studies. We have never received any complaints about him from the school.”

Shahid, the boy’s uncle, said, “We spoke to his teachers and they said the two boys who bullied him often caused trouble. The school has promised to suspend the students but we want police to pick them up.” The family now wants to shift Amar from Ambedkar hospital as he is having trouble breathing. “He was stabbed thrice in the lungs and abdomen. His parents are looking at other options,” Shahid said.

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