Joseph Thomas, a Government Science and Technical College student was killed by his neighbour on Tuesday morning while preparing to go to school
The deceased identified who was fondly called ‘Daddy’s Boy’, was attacked by the woman identified as Arugu Benedicta in the upper part of his shoulder and chest.
The tragic incident, it was learnt, caused pandemonium and anger as some residents pounced on Benedicta before a team of policemen arrived at the scene and rescued her.
According to sources, the victim’s grandmother and his assailant had been allegedly embroiled in a lingering feud before Tuesday’s incident.
“She held a knife in her hand and went to the residence of the boy shouting and this made the boy to come out, and she stabbed him several times on his shoulder and chest,” reports quoted a neighbour as saying.
The spokesperson for the state Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.