September 21, 2018

Student death spurs blockades

Gaya: Students’ anger erupted across the city following the murder of Nabil Khan, a Class XII student of Nazareth Academy. Protesters blocked traffic at several points, including National Highway 83 and the MG College intersection.

On Wednesday, local toughs stormed Nabil’s house in White House Compound locality and assaulted him with lethal weapons following some minor altercation.

Nabil was referred to Patna for treatment. He was admitted to Ruban Hospital, where he was declared dead on Friday. The protesting students alleged that no case had been registered for three days, allowing enough time for the culprits to manage their escape.

Apprehending violence on account of the student unrest, massive police deployment was made in the White House Compound and adjoining areas. Riot-control force in protective gear was also deployed.

City deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Raj Kumar Sah attributed the delay in registration of the FIR to non-availability of the Nabil’s family members in Gaya. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been lodged and raids are being conducted to nab the culprits.

“The students’ killers will be brought to justice,” said the DSP.

The protesters demanded early filing of the chargesheet and speedy trial as was done in the case of Aditya Sachdeva, who was killed by JDU lawmaker Manorama Devi’s son, Rocky Yadav. Rocky is serving life imprisonment in the case. Like Sachdeva, Nabil too was a Class XII student of the same school.

The scene at Nabil’s house was truly heart-rending. The Class XII results were announced around the same time on Friday afternoon, as the teenager’s body was being taken to the Karimganj burial ground.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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