Moment schoolboy, 16, stabbed to death by two teen thugs with ninja swords in mistaken identity botched hit

This is the shocking moment a teenager was stabbed from behind by thugs wielding ninja swords in a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Ronan Kanda, 16, was walking back from his friend’s house after buying a Playstation controller when he was ripped off by the teenagers.

The video shows the two thugs chasing Ronan with huge knives

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The video shows the two thugs chasing Ronan with huge knivesPhoto credit: WEST MIDLAND POLICE

Terrifying footage showed the student casually glancing at his phone without realizing it horror behind him.

Seconds later, the two hooded attackers ran after him with a ninja sword and machete in hand.

Tragically, Ronan was just meters from his home in Wolverhampton when he was stabbed twice by Prabjeet Veadhesa, 17.

He collapsed in the street and died from severe injuries sustained when he was stabbed to the heart.

Veadhesa and Sukhman Shergill, also 17, have now been sentenced to life in prison for murder.

Reporting restrictions to protect her identity were lifted today at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

The court was told on June 29 last year that Veadhesa had picked up a ninja sword set and large machete at a local post office that he had bought online.

He had developed a dislike for one of Ronan’s friends and hatched a violent plan involving the guns with three of his own friends.

All four drove to the scene of the crime in a red Vauxhall Corsa, where they spotted Ronan.

The unsuspecting teenager was walking down Mount Road around 8.30pm and was almost home when he was mugged.

Although Veadhesa delivered the fatal blows, Shergill was found to be involved in the murder of the joint venture.

Ronan’s family, who wore ‘Justice for Ronan’ t-shirts in court, paid tribute to the snooker-loving teenager who had just completed his GCSE.

His mother, Pooja, reached out directly to the killers after losing a “life full of dreams, hopes and ambitions.”

She said: “On June 29, 2022, my innocent son was murdered. I remember kissing him on the cheek and saying you looked very good and waving at him before his dad took him to the snooker club – I play that in my head every day.”

“That was the last time I saw my son alive. Nothing to that.” Earth will fulfill my maternal wish to hold my son in my arms.

“Your evil deeds took my son’s life.”

Calling for an end to knife crime, his sister Nikita said: “We must do more to stop knife crime. You know how easy it is to get a knife. You can just go online and buy a machete.”

“I want to call the deputies. I want to call the prime minister. I want to call out to society and say that we must do more to ensure that no more innocent people are killed by knife crime.”

Ronan didn't know he was being pursued by the killers

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Ronan didn’t know he was being pursued by the killers
Ronan was not the intended target of the murder

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Ronan was not the intended target of the murderPhoto credit: PA
Prabjeet Veadhesa had an affair with one of his friends

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Prabjeet Veadhesa had an affair with one of his friendsPhoto credit: WEST MIDLAND POLICE
Sukhman Shergill was sentenced to life imprisonment

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Sukhman Shergill was sentenced to life imprisonmentPhoto credit: WEST MIDLAND POLICE
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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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