Teenager dies after being hit with cricket bat

August 1st, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, August 1 (IANS) A 16-year-old teenager was killed after he was allegedly hit with a cricket bat following a spat in Delhi. The police Friday said they have arrested the 19-year-old attacker. “On Thursday, the victim Sarvesh Mishra went to a nearby park with his elder brother Golu to play cricket. Later, another boy from the same locality, Khalid, came to the park and tried to snatch their bat and ball,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Sagar Preet Hooda.

“Both Golu and Khalid started fighting. When Sarvesh tried to intervene, Khalid hit him with the bat,” the police official added.

Due to the impact Sarvesh fell on the ground. He was taken to Maharishi Valmiki Hospital nearby, where he was pronounced dead, the police said.

“The accused Khalid, who works as a labourer, was arrested today (Friday) evening,” said Hooda.

The victim was a resident of Metro Vihar of Narela. His father, Ram Prasad, is a general store owner.

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