Upset for being rusticated, Haryana class 12 student shoots dead school principal
A class 12 student allegedly shot dead the principal of his school on Saturday
Yamunanagar: The principal of one of the leading schools in Haryana's Yamunanagar was on Saturday shot dead by a Class 12 student in the school, police said.
Principal Ritu Chhabra was shot at thrice by the suspended Class 12 student during a meeting with his parents in the premises of Swami Vivekanand Public School in the city.
The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school.
Police said the boy's father is a financier and the pistol used in the incident belonged to the father and is a licensed one.
"School staff, students and teachers caught the accused while he was trying to escape and handed him over to police," said a senior police officer.
Police said that prima facie investigations suggest that the boy was accompanied by at least one of his friends.
More than five rounds were fired, triggering panic and horror among the school staff, teachers and students.
The injured principal was rushed to hospital and declared dead by doctors after some time.
The fire was reported at Ayush Hospital, located on the fifth floor of a multi-storey building on Station Road in Surat
The tragedy comes days after 22 COVID patients suffocated to death when oxygen supply stopped suddenly due to a malfunction in the storage at a Nashik hospital
Eight workers were said to be at the unit at the time of the incident. However, no casualties have been reported.