The gruesome murder of a nine-year-old student in a tribal welfare residential school in Eluru district, Andhra Pradesh, has brought attention to a disturbing trend of violence among juveniles. The accused, both class 10 students, not only killed the fourth-grade boy but also left a chilling letter threatening more such murders.
The handwritten letter proved crucial in leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. The police investigation revealed a personal dispute, including allegations of physical and sexual abuse by the prime accused against the victim.
The tragic incident underscores the need for proper counseling and support for teenagers studying in residential schools to prevent the development of harmful behavior. Authorities are grappling with the challenge of addressing juvenile crime even in remote areas.