Class topper was poisoned to death by classmate's mother, woman arrested

Class topper was poisoned to death by classmate's mother, woman arrested

A shocking incident has come to light in Karaikal, Puducherry. Here the mother of a class VIII student poisoned her classmate, who had topped the examination. The deceased Bala Manikandan studied in a private school in Karaikal. The police have arrested the accused Victoria Sahyarani.

According to Karaikal police, the woman was jealous of Bala, who topped the class by pushing her daughter to the second position. Bala lives in the Nehru Colony of Karaikal with his father Rajendran and his mother Malti. Police said Victoria Sahyarani reached the school on Saturday and presented a cold drink to the boy. After reaching home, the boy started vomiting continuously and told his parents that Victoria had given him a cold drink.


The boy's parents immediately took him to the hospital, but his life could not be saved. The postmortem report revealed that the cold drink contained poison and was deliberately given to kill Bala. Victoria Sahyarani was produced in the judicial magistrate's court and remanded to judicial custody.