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Delhi: Expelled for insufficient attendance, class 12 students stab teacher to death

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 10:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): In a shocking incident, two class 12 students of a Delhi government school in Nangloi, Sultanpuri allegedly stabbed their teacher to death in front of their classmates, after they were not allowed to sit for an examination due to lack of sufficient attendance.

The school authorities said Mukesh, a Hindi teacher, was allegedly attacked with a knife in the classroom after an examination.

Kumar was immediately rushed to the Balaji Action hospital, but the doctors could not save him.

"This is the incident of SP Road Sultanpuri school. It took place around 5-5:30 p.m. Two students attacked Hindi teacher Mukesh with a knife. It took place in the classroom when an examination was going on. The school staff brought him to the Balaji Hospital. The hospital authorities asked to deposit money first before treatment. The two students had low attendance percentage and their names were struck off from the list," said Sumit, one of the school staff.

Gulab Sharma, another school staff described the two students as "criminal-type", who had failed thrice.

"Their names had been stuck off, but were then reinstated in the list due to pressure from their parents and principal. Two of the students had earlier also threatened the teacher. So, the teacher had also requested the principal to reinstate their names. The teacher was very scared. When the teacher was coming out from the classroom, these two students stabbed him from behind," he added.

Sharma, however alleged that the hospital delayed in giving Mukesh treatment.

"He is not with us anymore. Mukesh was their class teacher. Two-three students were adult as well. Their names were reinstated but they were not allowed to sit for the examination yesterday. The police said they are trying to nab the accused but they are still at large," he added.

Mukesh had rusticated one of the two students for low attendance.

Meanwhile, both the students have been apprehended. (ANI)