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Parents of school shooting accused defend son

December 13, 2007 16:01 IST
Last Updated: December 13, 2007 21:22 IST

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Parents of one of the teenagers, accused in the shocking school shooting case, on Thursday claimed that their son was innocent and that they were not aware of him being involved in any quarrel with the victim.

Surfacing before the media for the first time after their son along with his classmate allegedly killed a co-student, the parents said they had no enmity with anyone and had never met the victim or the other accused or their families.

The parents of the other accused are still absconding.

A case has been registered against Azad Yadav, the absconding father whose gun was used in the murder, under the Arms Act for alleged negligence.

"Our child is innocent. We do not have a revolver or any other firearm. I am a responsible person," said the father of the teenager, who allegedly shot Class VIII student Abhishek Tyagi of Euro International School in Gurgaon.

Another student had allegedly fired four shots at the victim. He said his son was an 'obedient' boy, who was interested in sports and games.

"We are sad about the boy who was killed. I was shocked when I heard about the incident. I do not believe that my son did it," he told television NDTV, claiming that that he was at his farm in Rajasthan at the time of the shooting and denied reports that he was a property dealer.

"They might have fought. But we never had any information about it. The school authorities never informed us about anything," he claimed.

The teenager's mother claimed that he was being framed and that the family came to know about the incident only from the school bus driver. 

The teenager's mother claimed that he was being framed and that the family came to know about the incident only from the school bus driver.

"As I could not find him in the bus, I asked the driver who told me that he was involved in this incident. School authorities did not even bother to inform us. Why did not they inform us that our child was involved in such an act," the mother said.

She said none of his friends used to visit him at his house and he would tell her about everything that happened in school.

"He was interested in computer games and cricket. He used to tell me and his elder sister about everything," she said.

The mother claimed that she sent the boy's uncles to the police station to enquire about the case as the father was away in Rajasthan at the time of the incident.

"But the police never called us," she claimed.

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