Two Class XII students of a government school in west Delhi's Nangloi area, allegedly stabbed their teacher in front of their classmates, on 26 September. The students took this step as the teacher had expelled one of them for low attendance.
According to the police, 50-year-old teacher, Mukesh Kumar, who was a PGT teacher was stabbed in his abdomen, thigh and waist at about 4:30 pm when he came out of a classroom after conducting a half-yearly examination, Indian Express reported.
According to the report, the student was expelled from school on 12 September as he had been absent for several days. Following which, the school issued a notice to his parents. A police officer said, "It seems the students were outraged by the rustication. The reason will be clear once they are apprehended," Indian Express quoted him as saying.
Prem Prakash, his colleague, was quoted by Indian Express as saying, "We immediately rushed him to the hospital. He never thought such a thing would happen to him."
Teachers protesting at Nangloi’s govt school where a teacher was stabbed to death by 2 class 12th students. pic.twitter.com/6nZN6Gpd5g— ANI (@ANI_news) September 27, 2016
Indian Express quoted CP Singh, president of Government School Teachers' Association, as saying, "This is a shocking incident that raises concerns on the safety of teachers inside the school. The students were carrying arms and they entered inside easily."
CP Singh added that if the accused are not arrested, the teachers' association will protest.
Teachers of the school have planned a protest march to demand more security, alleging threats by some students who had been punished either for failing exams or for poor attendance.
Kumar is survived by his wife and three children.