Srinagar- A teenage boy was killed following a scuffle at Chinar Bagh area of Dalgate here this evening, police said.
Identified as Burhan Nisar son of Nisar Ahmad a resident of Kohnakhan Dalgate, the deceased, a police official said lost his life after being stabbed by a juvenile at Chinar Bagh area here this evening.
He said the scuffle between the victim and the accused, who has also been arrested, broke out as a result of an altercation over a minor issue.
The accused, a juvenile, police said attacked the victim with some sharp edged weapon, resulting in his on the spot death.
The accused (name withheld) was arrested shortly after the incident and was lodged at the police station Kothibagh. A formal case Fir No. 36 of 2023 under IPC section 302 was registered at police station Kothibagh in this regard and investigation set into motion.
Later the police sent the body of the deceased for postmortem while the weapon, which was thrown in a marshy area after committing the crime, was also recovered on the instance of the accused.
Confirming the incident that created panic in the area, Srinagar police on X said that a juvenile was arrested for allegedly stabbing a15-year old boy in Chinar Bagh area.
“One juvenile (name withheld) apprehended for stabbing & murdering a 15 year old boy in Chinar Bagh area. Weapon of offense also recovered on the instance of the accused, this knife was thrown in a marshy area after the crime. FIR no 36/2023 registered in Kothibagh PS,” polices said.
According to the deceased’s family, the accused contacted him on Friday and warned him with severe repercussions for allegedly messing up with him and today, the accused allegedly stabbed the victim to death.
“After having lunch at home, my son went out and in the meantime I heard loud screams, when I enquired about the matter, I came to know that my son has been killed by a neighbor who had called him yesterday and warned him to be prepared to be killed,” said mother of the deceased.
Demanding justice, mother of the slain teenager alleged that police has miserably failed to prevent incidents of stabbing in Srinagar “had the police been able to take some stringent measures, such incidents would not have taken place”
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