School sports competitions ended in stabbing in Aravan district of Kyrgyzstan. Press service of the Internal Affairs Department of Osh region informed 24.kg news agency.
On January 21, one of the schools, reportedly, hosted competitions in basketball among 9-11 grade students. A verbal dispute occurred between the schoolchildren during the game, and to sort things out they arranged to meet on a field between Uygurabad and Zhanyabad villages at 10.00 p.m.
"The conflict escalated into a fight, during which students of one school stabbed students of the other. Four students of 9-11 grades - three with stab wounds and one with traumatic brain injury were taken to the regional hospitals. Currently, the condition of victims is estimated as stable," department added.
Three students and one resident of Aravan district, 1998, were detained during the operative search activities. A criminal case under article 104 of the Criminal Code (intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm) was opened. The suspects were placed in the detention center of the local police department. The investigation is underway.