The Thane Police in Maharashtra have registered a case against four teenage boys for allegedly attempting to kill a 16-year-old student after a quarrel with him in Thane district.

The boys, in the age group of 16 to 17 years, had a tiff with the victim sometime back, a Thane Police official said.

The boys, in the age group of 16 to 17 years, had a tiff with the victim sometime back, the official from Bhoiwada police station said.

On Monday, they caught hold of the victim under a tree at Roshan Baugh in Bhiwandi area and allegedly beat him up severely. One of the suspects also allegedly attacked on his neck with a knife, injuring the victim, as per the FIR.

Based on his complaint, offences have been registered against the four accused under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention), they said.

The suspects were yet to be apprehended, the police said.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, the Mumbai Police arrested two college students for allegedly posting a video clip of Pakistan’s Independence Day celebration as their status on a social networking platform, an official said.

Based on the complaint, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) tracked down the students late Monday night and brought them to the Colaba police station. The arrest, made under CrPC section 151 (3), was prohibitory in nature, the official said,

The police and the ATS questioned the two students and the offensive video, which was forwarded to them by their friend, was removed from their mobile phones, the official added.

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