Abnormal case

THE shocking incident of a student stabbing his teacher was very upsetting and unacceptable by both the society and the law. But instead of punishing the boy, there is a need to understand his behaviour and the root causes of his discontent.

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Published: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 11:23 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:28 PM

Significantly, both the principal of the school and the injured teacher have made statements that the student was not naughty and had resorted to the action quite unexpectedly. Besides, the boy himself got frightened by his act so much so that he escaped from his school and spent all night at a mosque. Apparently, he was afraid of being punished by his family. And when the father found his son, the latter was shivering with fright and remorse over what he had done.

So, this matter deserves to be thoroughly investigated to find an answer. What happened to this minor? What are the factors that led him to commit such a criminal act though he had no record at school of either being naughty or disobedient? Indeed, we should learn from this incident and study why our students bunk schools and sit at the cafeterias and other places to understand the problems and motivations of our youth to protect them from going astray.

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