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Gurgaon: Shocked school remains closed after shootout

Onkar Singh in Gurgaon | December 12, 2007 20:53 IST
Last Updated: December 12, 2007 20:54 IST

A day after Abhishek Tyagi, a class 8 student of the Euro International School in Gurgaon, was shot dead by two of his classmates, school chairman Satvir Yadav told that the media was printing stories without verifying them.

"My school is not a day boarding school. It is a normal school," he said.

Yadav is the only person from the school's board of directors who has been interacting with the media; even the school principal has been barred from talking to the media.

"The institution is run by the Satya [Images] Education Society. We have built the Euro International School over one and a half acres of land," he said in response to a question from

Interestingly, the school management had recently decided to remove the CCTVs installed at various places in the school after the teachers and the staff complained about the presence of these intruding electronic gadgets.

"We have 500 students and 35 staff members to run the school. In addition to that, there is a board of directors comprising 17 people including me, who look after the day to day running of the school. Principal Mamata Sharma has an experience of 25-30 years in various prestigious schools. But she has never come across such an incident," said Yadav.

The school has been closed for two days and the classes will resume only on Friday, to give enough time to the teachers and students to cope with the tragic incident. 

According to Manoj Tyagi, a family friend of the Tyagi's, the deceased boy's family had moved to Gurgoan six months ago from Badshahpur village as Abhishek's father Ravinder wanted to keep his son away from the village atmosphere.

"Abhishek was his only son. Look at the irony of life, the more he protected his son the more death came closer to him," said another friend of the Tyagi's.

"Ravinder had a flourishing transport business which is good for nothing now," Manoj Tyagi told