Hyderabad: An argument between two school-going teenagers, said to be close friends, ended on a bloody note on Tuesday with one of them getting stabbed. According to the police, both the boys sustained injuries in the scuffle.
The Nacharam police said the 16-year-old victim, a Class X student, sustained injuries on the chest when his classmate stabbed him with a knife after an argument, at Koundinya Nagar around 11.30 am on Tuesday.
The boy had gone to his classmate’s house in the morning and accused him of stalking his sister. When his friend told him that they would meet outside at Koundinya Nagar, he left. Nacharam Sub-Inspector N Ramesh said the two met later at the designated spot where an argument ensued and they exchanged blows.
“Both sustained injuries after exchanging blows. A little later, one of them took out a knife that he had brought from home and stabbed the other,” the SI said, adding that passersby shifted the injured teenager to Prasad Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
According to the hospital spokesperson G Vikram Reddy the boy sustained a three-centimetre deep injury on his left rib cage.
“Owing to the deep cut, the teenager’s lung was also slightly injured,” he said, adding that his condition, however, was progressing. Owing to severe blood loss, he would be kept under medical observation for another three days, the spokesperson said.
Based on a complaint lodged by the teen’s father, the police booked a case and were investigating.
“According to information given by the victim, his friend too sustained injuries on the leg. However, we are yet to confirm this,” SI Ramesh said adding
that a search was on to trace the boy who was absconding.