Hyderabad

Dagger dance killed 16-year-old boy

A playful procession on the occasion of engagement ceremony of one of their relatives turned out to be the death trap of a 16-year-old body.

The youth were playfully rejoicing by dancing with lethal weapons in their hands, when a dagger accidentally pierced into the neck of Syed Hameed.

The incident took place between 9.30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on Friday evening near Hussaini Shawali Dargah, Shaikpet, when a 20-year-old Mohammed Junaid was dancing by twisting the dagger.

Police said that the boy suffered severe injury on his throat injury and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Hammed died after undergoing treatment during wee hours of Saturday.

Raidurgam police said that on Sunday evening parents of the boy approached them and lodged a complaint. Based the complaint, a case was registered against Junaid.

“He was performing dance by twisting two 'jaambiya', a kind of dagger in the hands and one of them pierced Hameed’s throat,” said M Ram Babu, inspector, Raidurgam.

He said that the injury was two centimetres deep and the boy died around 3.30 am on Saturday due to continuous bleeding.

Mr Ram Babu said that Junaid who was arrested was remanded in judicial custody.

A senior police official said that the deceased was taken into three different hospitals by his mother and two of them refused to treat him and the boy died while under going treatment in the third hospital.

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