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3 injured in firing during school clash

In a clash of school students, one group opens fire, four injured. Aseem Bassi reports.

punjab Updated: Feb 17, 2012 00:10 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times

In a shocking incident of school violence, three children sustained bullet injuries after a clash between students of 10+1 class in a government school in village Bhangali near Majitha.

The students who received injuries of bullet splinters were identified as Lovepreet Singh, Parampreet Singh and Shahbaaz Singh. One more student named Gurwinder Singh received an injury due to some blunt weapon.

All the injured were rushed to the hospital. Lovepreet and Parampreet received injuries in feet and legs.

The police have identified the suspect students, who belonged to the same school and have lunched a manhunt to nab the boys. The incident took place in Government Senior Secondary School Bhangali.

Talking to HT, injured student Lovepreet Singh said, “There was a clash going on between some students of 10+1 and when we were coming down from stairs, there was a gunshot that injured me and Parampreet.”

We have nothing to do with the clash. The clash was between some other students but the splinters hit us, he added.

However the police have started its investigation after registering a case under section 307 and Arms act against suspects identified as Navdeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh and couple of other students.

As the suspects are on the run, the police is yet to find out that from where the boys got the weapon. Police claimed that a country made (desi) pistol of 12 Bore’ was used in the firing incident.

Detailing on the incident, DSP Majitha, Gursewak Singh said, “We rushed to the school as soon as the information was received. Couple of students have received injuries of bullet splinters. We have registered a case and raids are conducted to nab the students involved in this,” he added.

We have learnt that there was some enmity between two groups and that led to incident, added DSP

SSP Amritsar (rural) S.P.S. Parmar stressed that as per preliminary investigations, the weapon used was illegal. Police was working to arrest the suspect students and also know that from where the weapon was got, added SSP.

Meanwhile, the parents and kin of the injured students not only demanded a strict action from police but also slammed the school authorities for poor discipline.

Gurpreet Kaur, sister of injured Lovepreet Singh said, “My brother was not involved in clash. But the way firing has took place in school indicates that there was hardly any check in school,”

How can students come with a weapon there, she added.

Relatives of Parampreet Singh also demanded strict action and stressed that school needs to improve discipline level.

It is learnt that school in the past also has seen violent incidents.

The case has been registered on the complaint of student named Shahbaaz Singh.

First Published: Feb 16, 2012 21:30 IST