Class 10 student held for killing junior in Vadodara school’s toilet

Vadodara: A Class 10 student was held under the juvenile justice (care and protection of children) Act in connection with the killing of a junior student in a school here on Friday, an official said on Saturday.

The 14-year-old boy, a Class 9 student, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in the washroom of the school.

The victim had 10 stab wounds on his body, deputy police commissioner (DCP) RS Bhagora had said on Friday.

The 17-year-old accused, a student of the same school located in Baranpora area, was held in Valsad town in south Gujarat late on Friday night, said Vadodara police commissioner Manoj Sashidhar. A police team has been sent to Valsad, he added.

How he came under the lens

  • Police said he accused student came under the lens after he was spotted in CCTV footage entering the washroom along with the victim.
  • The victim had joined the school only a week ago and was staying with his maternal uncle in Vadodara.
  • The killing was a grim reminder of the murder of a seven-year-old student in Gurgaon last year.