Kota (Rajasthan): A 17-year-old student, who was preparing at a Kota institute for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, was stabbed to death by a youth following an argument, a police official said on Sunday.
Atul Kumar Singh, a resident of Mau city in Uttar Pradesh, was preparing for NEET in Kota for the past three years, Mahavir Nagar police station Sub-Inspector Ramswroop Meena said.
He was stabbed on Saturday evening, the police official said.
The accused, Rahul Bhati, a local and school dropout, has been arrested.
He was produced before a court, which sent him to a three-day police custody.
The deceased’s body was handed over to his family on Sunday afternoon after postmortem.
According to the police official, Singh and his friends were playing cricket when Bhati came there and asked the students to allow him to bat a few balls. But he continued to play for some time and refused to leave the stumps when the players asked him to.
Singh then approached Bhati and asked him to leave leading to an argument, he said, adding that Bhati took out a knife from his pocket and stabbed the student.
The victim was rushed to a hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.