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Father-son duo arrested in Dungarpur school firing incident

The incident happened at Maharawal Senior Secondary school in Dungarpur city.

February 1, 2018, 11:51 am

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Jaipur: A man who spread panic among children in a school classroom in Dungarpur by firing indiscriminately on Wednesday and his son have been arrested by the police. The incident happened at Maharawal Senior Secondary school in Dungarpur city. The 67-year-old man opened fire at a classroom of this government school because he was upset by students sneaking into his garden to steal fruits and vegetables. According to police, the firing was aimed at a classroom which is situated in the backyard of the building and is adjacent to the accused Jumma Khan’s land. There were three students present in the classroom when the accused opened fire. The students, fortunately, escaped with minor injuries as the gun pellets got stuck in the classroom’s iron door. The police arrested Jumma and his son Amjad when they were trying to flee the country. Officials have also seized two rifles from their house. The firing was aimed at the classroom of XII-B and the accused fired 21 bullets. The three students who were present in the classroom have been identified as Hemendra, Tushar, and Bansilal. The school has more than 1700 students. After the news of this incident spread in the city, thousands gathered outside the school. Upon receiving the information, the Kotwali police station officials rushed the spot and took immediate action by arrested the father-son duo when they were planning to escape. The accused has said that kids used to climb the wall and enter his housing premises and play pranks hence he decided to teach them a lesson. The incident happened around 10.30 am on Wednesday.

First published: November 16, 2017