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Indian teen arrested after allegedly killing schoolmate (7) to postpone exam

The 16-year-old is accused of killing his young schoolmate in September at a smart private school near Delhi in India.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Indian police have arrested a teenager for allegedly slitting the throat of a seven-year-old schoolmate in the hopes the murder would lead to an exam being postponed.

The 16-year-old is accused of killing his young schoolmate in September at a smart private school near Delhi in India in an attempt to delay an impending test and parent-teacher meeting.

Police had initially detained a bus conductor over the murder, claiming he killed the boy after the young pupil resisted a sex attack.

But police have now revealed the arrest of the teenager, who admitted during questioning that he wanted to put off exams.

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