Coimbatore: The Alandurai police have arrested a Class XII student and an ITI student for attempting to murder three Class XI students at Alandurai on Saturday.
The ITI student and the Class XII student, both 17, are residents of Alandurai, police said. “The ITI student had dropped out of the Alandurai Government Higher Secondary School. After a Class XI student mocked him on Wednesday, he, along with the Class XII student, picked up a quarrel with the Class XI student on the school premises on Saturday. Schoolteachers intervened to broker peace,” a police officer said.
“Later, the duo picked up a quarrel with the Class XI student and 15 of his friends and challenged them to a fight near the school on Saturday night. During the fight, the ITI student stabbed three Class XI students, who sustained injuries on their heads and back,” the officer added.
The Alandurai police picked up the ITI student and his friend and sent the injured students to Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). One of them is in a serious condition.
Police arrested the ITI student and the Class XII student under sections 294 (b) (uttering obscene words), 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Based on their complaint, police also arrested the Class XI student for the clash.
All of them were lodged in the observation home for juveniles at Lakshmi Mills Junction.