A class XII student was brutally stabbed to death by a group of six youths outside his home in southeast Delhi's Madangir locality, police said on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Deepu (18), student at a government school, who had appeared in the class 12 board exams.

Locals told police that the accused persons stabbed him over 40 times, a claim yet to be verified, a senior official said.

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The incident took place on Friday evening when Deepu received a call and went out. Minutes later he was seen running towards his residence, chased by a group of six youths.

The group got hold of Deepu outside his house, allegedly stabbed him multiple times and fled.

Locals called up police and Deepu was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment.

A case of murder has been registered and police suspects the involvement of some juveniles in the incident.

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