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Violence in IAS academy campus, 3 killed

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 06, 2003 14:32 IST

Three persons were killed during an attack on an employee of the Lal Bahadur Shastri IAS Academy in Mussoorie in Uttaranchal in the early hours of Friday.

Four persons with country-made guns barged into the house of Kartar Singh, a security guard at the prestigious academy, at around 0615 IST and gunned down Vicky and Alka while they were asleep.

Later, they shot dead Kartar Singh before escaping on motorcycles.

Vicky and Alka had gone through a court marriage about eight months ago and since then had been living with Kartar and his wife Somwati Devi in the IAS academy campus.

Alka's family, which is from an upper caste, apparently did not accept the marriage.

One of the four assailants, Surinder Singh, was arrested following a manhunt, DIG (Crime) Anil Raturi told PTI.

On being interrogated, Surinder said the murder was committed at the behest of Alka's father Kunwar Singh, who was not happy with the marriage that took place against his wishes.

Later, police arrested Kunwar Singh from his house at Rajpur area in state capital Dehradun. Two country-made rifles allegedly used in the crime have also been recovered, Raturi said.

Police were searching for the other assailants, he said.

Director General of Police Prem Dutt Raturi told rediff.comthat all the students and academic staff was safe.

The local police has registered a case of murder at the instance of Kartar Singh's wife Somwati Devi.

With inputs from PTI

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Sub: violance in ias academy

my heart bleeds for the dead i dont know where we ae are we in stone age or in chip age god bless the lost ...

Posted by m.s.sudhakar


DAMn these orthodox fools. Arranged marriage and the so called culture shoudl be banned in India so that these people become comfortable with real life ...

Posted by Sriram Venkitachalam

Sub: Pls don't use missleading headings....

there is a request for you people whi edit the articles... please don't use such misleading headings.... 'Violence in IAS academy campus 3 killed' initially ...

Posted by SB

Sub: IAS Academy Murder

Bad editing of news and wrong headline; it seemed there was clash at the Academy ! A routine faimly dispute involving servants of the academy ...

Posted by pnsmani

Sub: Violence in IAS academy campus

I feel like that cast and division between religion has made us animal. I donot understand how anybody can kill his daughter for simply she ...




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