Murder at Delhi Anglican school

 

Murder at Delhi Anglican school

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George Conger

Police are investigating the murders of two security guards at an Anglican school in New Delhi as a possible sectarian crime. Sometime during the early hours of 15 July 2015 Sunil Kumar (36) and his brother Anil Kumar (32) were bound and gagged and then beaten to death in the administration building of the Delhi United Christian Senior Secondary School -- a 900 student high school jointly run by the Church of North India and the Baptist Union. A safe in the principal’s office was opened and 20,000 rupees stolen. However, school principal Darwin Prashad told police he had received four threatening letters in the week before the killings. He had dismissed them as a student prank, but the severity of the attack on the guards coupled with the threats made in the letters led police to suspect sectarian motives for the crimes. “It raises serious security concerns for us. I don't rule out a communal angle to the incident,” Mr. Prashad told ucanews.com. Two nearby Christian schools and a church had been attacked by suspected Hindu militants recently. The Indian Express reported that two policeman had been detailed to protect St Stephen’s Church near the school on the night of the murders, but they reported not hearing anything during the night. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Satish Sharma, told reporters the police were investigating the incident as a sectarian killing as well as a robbery/homicide.

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