Minor kills classmate at madrasa

19-yr-old thrashed after argument over cooking

A 19-year-old madrasa student died after being thrashed by his juvenile classmate following an argument over cooking food in west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar. The accused juvenile was apprehended soon after the alleged murder.

 The victim Shamshad was among 14 students studying at the Aj Jamia Atul Fatma Madrasa in Nihal Vihar.  The students there are tasked with doing the cleaning and cooking work in turns. While one student sweeps the floor and spreads the mattresses, the other students cooks for everyone.

The incident took place late on Friday night and the victim succumbed to his injuries during the wee hours of Saturday. It was the 17-year-old accused boy’s turn to cook. 

He had, however, not cooked any vegetables which had miffed the victim Shamshad.An argument ensued between the two and continued even when a few students entered the dining area to have dinner. 

One such student was Jamil Akhtar who witnessed the murder and later gave his statement to police.

Describing the incident which took place at around 10 pm on Friday, Akhtar said that the accused boy was scolding Shamshad for regularly questioning the quality of food cooked by him. 

Threatening to finish the problem once and for all, the boy began punching Shamshad in his abdomen.

Shamshad tried to fight back, but fell unconscious as a result of the assault. One of the students who had witnessed the incident informed the Madrasa staff and the victim was rushed to Guru Gobind Singh Hospital in Raghubir Nagar. 

Shamshad was, however, declared brought dead at the hospital. Police said he died of internal injuries. Police were informed of the incident by the hospital staff. The body was sent for post-mortem and a murder case registered at Nihal Vihar police station based on Akhtar’s statement. The accused was soon nabbed from the Madrasa.

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