Assam student killed by friends over T-shirt

Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) A college student was burnt to death by three of his friends after they had an altercation over a T-shirt, police said here Tuesday.

Nitumoni Das, a first-year student of Dimoria College, was set ablaze by his friends at a private accommodation Monday in Sonapur, a township on the outskirts of Assam’s largest city Guwahati. He was staying in a rented accommodation near the college.

“According to preliminary investigations, three of Nitumoni’s friends came to his room around 3 p.m. Monday and had an altercation over a T-shirt. After a while, the friends poured kerosene oil on Nitumoni and set him on fire,” a senior police officer said.

Nitumoni succumbed to burn injuries late Monday at a private hospital here. The three accused are absconding.

“After setting my son on fire, one of his friends involved in the crime telephoned me and informed that Nitumoni met with an accident and was admitted to a hospital in Guwahati,” the victim’s father Anil Das told IANS.

“Before he expired, Nitumoni narrated the incident and said three of his friends set him on fire after he refused to give them his T-shirt,” the distraught father said.