Published: 07th November 2019
Hostel warden reprimands student for scoring low marks, gets stabbed in return
The 46-year-old was rushed to the hospital by onlookers, but was declared dead on arrival. The boy has been arrested and charged for murder
A second-year BSc student stabbed the warden at his college hostel on Wednesday, allegedly after he informed his parents about his poor academic performance. The warden died on the spot.
Police said Venkatraman (46) of Pollachi has been working as hostel warden in a private agriculture college in Jambunathapuram near Musiri. On Thursday afternoon after he was checking the hostel dining area, the student, Abdul Hakkim showed up and picked an argument with him. Soon, things heated up and Hakkim brandished a knife and stabbed Venkatraman in the stomach.
Before Venkatraman could react, he stabbed him again in the neck. Sustaining deep stab injuries, Venkatraman collapsed on the floor and Hakkim escaped. The former was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said Hakkim (19) was a resident of Perambalur and was pursuing second-year BSc Agriculture in the college. Inquiries revealed that Venkatraman had complained about Abdul’s poor performance to his parents who in turn chided the boy. Hakkim was arrested and charged for murder.