Class IX student stabs teacher to death in Chennai
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Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 00:38
  
Chennai: In a shocking incident, a ninth standard student on Thursday stabbed his teacher to death inside the classroom after she allegedly made some remarks against students who did not fare well in studies.

The incident occurred at a private school here when science teacher Uma Maheshwari (39), who also taught Hindi, was taking lessons in class.

The boy stabbed the teacher in the neck and stomach after she allegedly made some remarks against students who did not fare well in studies, a police release said tonight.

The boy has been taken to custody, it said.

School authorities described the incident as "unexpected," and indicated that the 15-year-old boy had come prepared with a plan.

"The incident happened at around 10.50 am when he stabbed the teacher with a knife he had hidden in a book," Fr. Bosco Perianayagam, the Administrator of the school, said.

Other students raised an alarm before the boy fled the scene, he said. However, he was later taken into custody. Uma Maheshwari is survived by two children, Fr. Bosco said, adding "We are in deep grief. This is an unexpected incident."

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 15:18


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