On the way to the exam, 15-year-old boy was shot dead in Amethi

Initial investigations stem from a dispute between boys at a private coaching institute, police said

A 15-year-old boy, a class 10 student, was shot dead by unknown assailants when he was about to take his Board exam in the Amethi district on Tuesday morning, police said. Before they shot him, his attackers also brutally attacked him.

Police said initial investigations hung over a dispute between boys at a private coaching institute as the reason behind the crime and raids were on to arrest the attackers.

According to police, the deceased was identified as Saurabh Singh, alias Devansh Singh, a resident of the village of Dharauli, under the Rasoolabad police station. Saurabh and his friend, Vishal, were to appear in his last paper of the High School Board exam when the incident took place, just 200 meters from his school, below the boundaries of the Mushafirkhand police station.

His uncle, Vinod Singh, informed the police that at least five people surrounded him and beat him with sticks and sticks before they shot him dead.

Amethi Superintendent of Police (SP) Dinesh Singh said a land-made weapon was used to commit the crime. He said police have gathered details about some suspects based on information received from some eyewitnesses and raids were on to arrest the suspects.

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