The head prefect of a school in Theldeniya stabbed by a year 11 student of the same school was admitted in a critical condition to the Kandy General Hospital yesterday.
Preliminary police investigations revealed the prefect was stabbed after taking disciplinary action against the student. The head prefect is said have given the year 11 student a beating on the previous day as punishment for an offence.
The year 11 student had carried a knife to the school the next day. He had stabbed the head prefect when he was dispensing advise to his junior colleague.School authorities informed Katugastota Police of the incident, after admitting the prefect to hospital. The student who stabbed the prefect was taken into custody by Theldeniya Police.