Pune: A class XI student of Fattechand Jain College in Chinchwad has been attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by two fellow students in college premises on Monday. The victim was attacked over an argument between him and one of the accused which started with the act of throwing a rolled piece of paper on the victim on Saturday.
The accused students have been identified as Tejas Sakhare, 17, and Shreyas Deshmukh, 17, both residents of Chinchwad. The duo has attacked their fellow classmate Rupesh Gaikwad, 17, also a resident of Chinchwad with a chopper in the verandah of the college building. Gaikwad who sustained injuries on his neck and hand was admitted to a private hospital in Pavna Nagar where he was undergoing medical treatment.
According to the Chinchwad police, the argument between the victim and accused took place on Saturday morning in their classroom in the absence of a lecturer. Gaikwad who was sitting on a bench next to Sakhare and one of his friends Sujay Dhore was hit with a paper ball thrown at him by Dhore. However, when he objected to it with Dhore and warned him, Sakhare intervened and held the victim by his collar and threatened to beat him outside the college.
On Monday morning, while Gaikwad was attending a lecture in college, Sakhare and Deshmukh approached a friend of the victim who was on his way to the classroom and told him that Gaikwad has been called to the principal’s office. However, when Gaikwad stepped out and was on his way to the principal’s office, he was attacked by the two accused in college verandah.
Vitthal Kubde, Police Inspector, Chinchwad police station, said, “The argument which started over a small classroom mischief led to a murderous attack on the victim. However, his condition is stable now. Both the accused went absconding after carrying out the attack but we are going to nab them soon.
Police have booked both the accused students under the section, 307 (Attempt to murder) 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of Indian Penal Code.
Hindurao Kalantre, Principal, Fattechand Jain Junior College said, “This is a very shocking and unfortunate incident. The fact that such an incident has taken place amongst the students of the college itself. We already have a security system in place, and we will try to make it even stricter now. We will increase the number of CCTV cameras in the college premises, and plan more strategies to tighten security on campus.”