The victim, a student of class 9 of Salwan Public School, was stopped by the two accused (both aged 16 years) on Wednesday evening near their shop in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi.
The duo had accused him of some mischief in their shop few days ago following which they had a fight. The boy was later taken to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead and police was informed, a police officer said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Rishi Pal told IANS: “A 15-year-old boy died after a minor scuffle with two minors.”
“We have registered a case under (Indian Penal Code’s) Section 302 (punishment for murder) and apprehended two accused,” he said.
The DCP said that “no visible injury mark” was found on the victim’s body and the exact cause of death would only be clear after the autopsy report is received.
Meanwhile, CCTV footage showed the accused arguing with the victim and taking him along with them, when he was returning from his tution.
Following the incident, few angry locals gathered outside the shop of the accused on Thursday evening and staged a protest. They also set ablaze the shop following which police was rushed to the spot.