GHSS student death
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Oct 4: The police in Tawang have apprehended 30 students for investigation into the death of Toko Yame but are yet to submit the fil probe report, Tawang Police station OC KM Das said. Toko’s semi-decomposed body was recovered from a waterfall near Jawahar vodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) eight days after he went missing on September 16 following a quarrel between students of JNV and Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS).
Toko, 16, was a Class XII student of GHSS. His body was found after a massive search by the district administration, police and locals.
Das said there are a number of suspects in the case of Toko’s death, which was the result of a petty quarrel that snowballed into a major clash between the students of the two schools.
“During some function at GHSS, a student med Sanju Limbu checked another’s bag. An argument ensued, and Toko got involved after supporting the former,” Das said, adding Toko had last called up his friends from JNV for support following which 28 students rushed to GHSS. There were efforts to settle the crisis amicably but the group clash started suddenly and spilled over from GHSS to the market area and then to JNV, Das said. He also said the report from the forensic laboratory would help crack the case. “When the students of GHSS attack students of JNV, Toko and his friend Bomjir Dirchi were in the JNV school hostel. But both fled from the spot and had taken shelter in a private hotel instead of going back to the hostel,” Das said.
There was no sign of Toko since. JNV Principal M garaju said the students of his school had gone to GHSS without the knowledge of the school administration.
“We were uware of the incident until more than 70 GHSS students forcefully entered the JNV campus around 5:30pm on September 16 and beat six-seven of our students mercilessly,” he said, adding some of the GHSS entered the hostel from the back side despite appeals not to get inside the school area.