A teacher at a government school in Delhi died on Tuesday after two Class 12 students allegedly stabbed him for rusticating one of them. The two teens of Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School in Nangloi area of West Delhi have been detained, the police said, adding that while one of the accused is already an adult, the other will turn 18 in November.
The incident took place after an examination on Monday evening. The school authorities told Hindustan Times that the boys stabbed Hindi teacher Mukesh Kumar with a knife three times in a room where Kumar was arranging the answer sheets. After stabbing Kumar, the students fled. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced compensation of Rs 1 crore for Kumar's family, ANI reported.
Principal Badan Singh said the school had rusticated one of the accused for poor attendance. According to The Indian Express, the accused student was expelled on September 12, and the school had also sent a notice to his parents. The teachers told NDTV that both the students had failed in their exams multiple times.
After the incident, a few teachers complained against the accused students. One of them said, “They threatened to shoot us if we took action against them. We are now worried for our lives.” According to NDTV, the teachers have planned a protest march to demand security. President of Government School Teachers’ Association CP Singh also expressed his shock over the incident. “It raises concerns on the safety of teachers inside the school. The students were carrying arms, and they entered inside easily,” he said.