Chandigarh, Jan 20: In a strange incident a class 12 student allegedly shot dead the principal of his school in Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, police said.
The victim, 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, news agency IANS reported.
The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school.
According to police, 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.
Chhabra was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead by doctors after some time.