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A school prefect studying for his A/Ls in the Maths Stream who got into a fight with a Grade 9 student after the latter took umbrage at being disciplined by a senior, succumbed to his injuries yesterday while undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of the Kalutara Nagoda Hospital for a head injury.

The incident occurred last Wednesday (21) at a leading school in Dinagoda Beruwala, according to the police.

The deceased has been identified as Mohamed Thariq (17), while the suspect was a 15-year-old student of the same school, who was subsequently taken in for questioning following the death of the former.

The dispute between the two students had arisen because of the younger boy ignoring the bell rung by the school prefect to get everyone to be silent in class. This triggered an argument which ended with the prefect being pushed backwards by the grade 9 student causing him to fall and hit his head on the floor.

After going back to his own class, Thariq had told his teacher that he was not feeling well and was sent home after receiving some pain-killers as he had complained that his head was hurting.

Thariq had told his parents that he was not hungry and only wanted to sleep when he got home. However, the next day too the young man had complained of not being well and this worried his parents who got him admitted to the Beruwala hospital but was transferred to the Nagoda hospital as his condition had become worse. Because his condition was critical the authorities had rushed him to the Colombo National Hospital where he underwent a surgery before being transferred back to the Nagoda hospital on Friday (25). He breathed his last at this hospital two day later.

According to a hospital spokesman Thariq had suffered a brain injury after his head hit the floor during the tussle with the other student.

Kalutara Additional Magistrate Vajira Lakshman held a preliminary inquest into the death. Investigations into the case were continuing under the guidance of Kalutara SP Upul Nilmini Ariyadasa.(Indika Ramanayaka)

  Comments - 14

  • Saman Monday, 26 November 2018 09:27 AM

    Two school kids stories within 24 hours and horrific murder in Monaragala. Unbelievable and so sad.

    Sangaralingham Monday, 26 November 2018 09:29 AM

    Case point out simple arguments can lead to dangerous consequences. Our sympathies to diseased family.

    Dee Monday, 26 November 2018 09:37 AM

    Potential parliamentarians. Ideal if he drops off from grade 9 and takes on to chain snatching!

    CITIZEN Monday, 26 November 2018 12:11 PM

    I think he is well qualified to be an MP or a Councillor.

    Karu Monday, 26 November 2018 09:49 AM

    Feel sad. Like copral punishment the system of having Prefects too is a debatable subject. Should one student have an authority over another student in the school. All students should treated as special and equal by the school administration. Senior students bossing the junior children is an outdated concept. Let us evolve.

    Hari Mani Monday, 26 November 2018 09:52 AM

    We taking liberal western views on disciplining our kids have its consequences.

    ANTON Monday, 26 November 2018 09:57 AM


    Wise Donkey Monday, 26 November 2018 09:59 AM

    Politicians have put the entire country in a violent mood. Do we have any leader to take as an example. A disgusting lot.

    pujitha Monday, 26 November 2018 10:13 AM

    They must have closely watched 'Parliament Jokes'..

    JuniorCitizen Monday, 26 November 2018 10:13 AM

    Very sad indeed, but please note the boy had died AFTER undergoing surgery... wonder who the real murderer is... If all the boys who push other boys in school go to jail then half the country would be behind bars.

    nimal Monday, 26 November 2018 10:23 AM

    srilanka have mostly full of brain

    Jayathilaka Monday, 26 November 2018 03:01 PM

    Following the MP's

    Lal Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:37 AM

    Don't teach your son to be a "Boy" or a "Man". Teach him to be a good human being. Most importantly don't allow south indian teledramas here. They belong to the cave age.

    NA Friday, 30 November 2018 07:22 PM

    Two lives lost.Horrible.

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