A class X student on Thursday shot dead a junior in a government-run school in Madhya Pradesh, the second such case of gun violence in schools in less than a month after the Gurgaon shooting.
Police and school authorities said the accused for some time had been having a fight with the victim, a Class VIII student, but the immediate provocation was being looking into. They said the two boys had an argument near the school toilet around 1 pm after which the accused pulled out a country-made gun and shot at Dharmu Kol, 15.
Dharmu’s mother, Sukaliya Bai, said the accused had a fight with her son while playing cricket about a year ago in their village Harkuta. Since then, the accused and his friends had beaten up her son several times, she added.
The school is in Churwari village, about 30 km from the district headquarters Satna, which is 375 km from Bhopal.
Satna SP Kamal Singh Rathore said the accused had bought the country-made gun and two bullets from an army man for Rs 1,500 about a year ago. The accused told the police that he fired one bullet in the air and the next at his