Bike-borne men open fire at coaching institute in Haryana’s Ladwa
It was a close shave for around 10 people, who were sitting at the reception of the coaching institute’s Ladwa branch, when two masked men opened fire at the institute around 12.30pm; second such attack in Haryana in four days
Four days after the attack on a private hospital in Karnal, two bike-borne men opened fire at the main entrance of a private coaching institute on the Yamunanagar-Karnal Road in Ladwa on Tuesday. No casualty or injury was reported.
It was a close shave for around 10 people, who were sitting at the reception of the institute, when the masked men started firing at the institute around 12.30pm.
The manager of the institute, Chetanya Career Consultants, Sunil Kumar, said, “When the men started shooting at the main entrance, the people in the reception area dived behind furniture to save themselves.”
A staff member, who did not want to be named, said, “Both the men were armed and fired at least 12 rounds at the main entrance, damaging the glass doors.”
Kurukshetra additional superintendent of police Karan Goel, who is heading the investigation, said, “We are combing through CCTV footage to identify the accused.” Cops are yet to ascertain the reason for the attack.
Calling the attack “shocking”, institute director Harnek Singh said they had not received any ransom calls or threats. “The government and police should take immediate steps to ensure the safety of students and staff members so that the incident is not repeated.”
The institute provides consultation services and coaching for International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE) and foreign studies. An FIR was registered under Sections 307(attempt to murder), 427(damages) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Arms Act.
Four held for firing at Karnal hospital
Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection to the firing at a private hospital at Assandh in Karnal district on July 8.
The arrested accused are Harman Singh and Dalvir of Safidon village in Jind district, Omvir of Salwan village, and Baljinder Singh of Jalmana village in Karnal district.
Police said Baljinder was among three persons who shot at the hospital, while the others provided the main accused shelter and assistance.