Drunk security guard fatally shoots two kids, critically injures another in UP

The guard, working in a school in Detaria village, demanded water from children playing around while he was drinking but shot them when they did not listen.

lucknow Updated: Sep 11, 2017 22:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Lucknow
Drunk guard,Security guard,Etah
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An inebriated private security guard on Monday shot dead two children and critically wounded another in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, police said adding that he has been arrested.

Surendra Singh, working in a school in Detaria village, demanded water from children playing around while he was drinking.

When the children did not pay heed, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot them, killing Gulfansa, 6, and Shaan Mohammad, 3, on the spot. Soni, 4, was injured.

Villagers overpowered him and beat him up before handing him over to police. The murder weapon has been seized.

First Published: Sep 11, 2017 22:28 IST