The accused stabbed Kapil Raghavendra with a pair of scissors and then hacked him to death.

Boy hacks classmate to death in boarding school in TNs Kodaikanal Kapil Raghavendra
news Crime Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 17:19

In a horrifying crime from Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district, a 16-year old boy was killed by his classmate after an argument between the two at school. The two boys who were students at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Gandhi Vidyashram in Kodaikanal got into a fight on Monday at the boarding school. Late in the evening, the 16-year-old stabbed his classmate Kapil Ragavendra. Both were in Class 10 at the CBSE school. 

Speaking to TNM, police officials said that an argument broke out between the two pupils and the accused was enraged when Kapil reportedly spoke about the former’s brother. “They are both from the same class, but different sections. They got into an argument at the boarding school around 8: 30 pm at night. It started off as a small argument but got heated up. The victim boy seems to have died on the spot. He was taken to the government hospital and declared dead,” said an investigating officer at the Kodaikanal police station.

The accused stabbed Kapil Raghavendra with a pair of scissors in his neck and then bludgeoned him to death with a cricket stump. He has been sent to a juvenile home and a case has been registered under Section 302 (Punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

The school is yet to respond to TNM’s request for a comment. 

Just over a week ago, a school teacher in a government-aided school in Virudhunagar district was stabbed to death in full view of the classroom by her husband. While Rathidevi had been living away from her marital home, Guru, her husband, confronted her inside her classroom and stabbed her to death in front of her students.

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