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Class eight student shot dead by senior in MP
January 03, 2008 17:09 IST
Last Updated: January 03, 2008 17:36 IST
In a shocking incident, an eighth class student of a government school in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh was killed on Thursday when his senior schoolmate allegedly shot at him in the school premises in the second such crime in the country in a month.
In a replay of the Gurgaon school shooting in December 2007, the police said the assailant whipped out a country-made revolver and gunned down the 15-year-old victim, an eighth-standard student in the school in Chorbani village.
It was not immediately known what prompted the shooting during school hours but there were reports that it occurred after a scuffle between the two students, the police said of the incident reminiscent of the gun violence in schools in the United States.
The injured student was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries on the way. The exact cause of the quarrel was not yet known, Satna superintendent of police Kamal Singh Rathore told PTI.
Police have registered a case and investigations are underway, but no arrests have been made so far.
On December 11, an eighth standard student of an elite school in Gurgaon was killed when two classmates allegedly pumped five bullets into him at point blank range in perhaps the first such shooting in a school in the country. An old grudge was believed to have triggered that incident.