Patna: A Class 3 student was set on fire by a Class 4 student at a private residential school in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district on Saturday following a minor quarrel between them, police said. The victim, who received burns, is critical.
The victim was doused in kerosene by the Class 4 student and set afire in the hostel of GAV School in Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from here.
"Angry over some dispute, a Class 4 student poured kerosene on the Class 3 student when he was sleeping and set him afire. The victim sustained 75 percent burns and his condition is critical," said a police official.
According to police, the incident took place a day after a heated exchange of words between the two, followed by a fight, Friday.