Itanagar: An 18-year-old boy bled to death after he was attacked several times with sharp edged weapon like dao at Legi Complex here, police said today.
The deceased has been identified as Bomjen Gapak, a first year Civil Engineering student of NGF College of Engineering & Technology, Palwal in Haryana, police said.
A group of about 12 unidentified assailants attacked six young boys, including the deceased, following an altercation in the car parking place of Legi Complex late last night.
It all started when two boys, deceased’s cousin brother and his friend, were attacked in Tadar Tang Road by two men, in a motorcycle, following an altercation.
Later the two men were joined in with 10 other men armed with daos who came in a car.
Terrified, the cousin brother called up the deceased who came with three other friends.
In the ensuing struggle, Bomjen was attacked by the armed men several times leading to his death.
While he died immediately after the attack, his cousin sustained injury in his left arm who is now recuperating at the hospital, sources said.
"We have rounded up some people who were found loitering around during that time.
We cannot say anything until we can gather some information from his cousin. We are looking at some CCTV footages from the area," said T Gusar, SDPO Capital.