'Foreign' boy stabs classmate of Darjeeling school with students from Nepal, Bhutan

KATHMANDU: A ninth grader of Darjeeling-based prestigious St. Joseph's School, also known as North Point, reportedly stabbed his classmate to death using a knife during a camp at Singla near Darjeeling on Wednesday night.

The victim was a resident of Darjeeling, while the suspect is said to be a foreign national. Both of them were 15-year-old. The incident happened following an altercation between the two boys at an adventure course conducted by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Singla, reports said.

Most of the foreign students studying at North Point are from Nepal and Bhutan. Nepal's late King Birendra and his brother former King Gyanendra also attended the same school.

The local police and media said the suspect was a hostel boarder but withheld his identity. NEWSMEN reported that the boy hails from Bhutan.

The suspect has been sent to a juvenile home in Jalpaiguri .

He can be tried under Indian laws applicable to minor and will be produced before the juvenile board on February 24, The Telegraph reported.