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4 hurt in Amritsar school firing
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The students who were injured in a shooting incident in Bhangali Kala village near Amritsar.
The students who were injured in a shooting incident in Bhangali Kala village near Amritsar. Photo: Sameer Sehgal

Amritsar, February 16
Panic gripped Government Senior Secondary School, Bhangali Kalan village, around 20 km from here, on Thursday morning when a clash between two student groups turned bloody and gunshots were fired, resulting in injuries to four youths.

The news of firing spread like wildfire in the village and worried parents rushed to the school enquiring about the well-being of their wards.

Those injured include Lovepreet Singh of Jalalpura, Parampreet Singh of Shamnagar, both students of class XII, and Shehbaz Singh of Mardi Khurad and Gurinder Singh of Bhangali, both students of Class XI.

The police has registered a case against Navdeep Singh of Rangeen Pura, Sajan Sidhu of Shamnagar, Akashdeep of Talwandi Ghuman and Dubbi of Thariyewal, all students of Class XI.

Sources said that the accused had an old dispute with Shehbaz and Gurinder. The incident took place just after the morning prayer when Navdeep and his associates entered into a scuffle with Shehbaz and Gurinder.

However, the teachers present there immediately intervened and asked Navdeep and others to leave the spot. But a few minutes later, Navdeep along with Sajan, Akashdeep, Dubbi and several other unidentified students, returned with two country-made pistols, hockey sticks and baseball bats. They attacked and fired at Shehbaz and Gurinder who tried to escape but suffered splinter injuries. They were rushed to Majitha Civil Hospital from where the duo was referred to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. Luckily, the victims did not receive any major injury. The accused fled the scene after committing the crime. Investigating officer Jagwinder Singh said a case under Section 307 of the IPC has been registered and raids were on to nab the culprits.

Kanwaljit Singh, officiating principal of the school, said the attack seemed to be pre-planned and could be the result of an old enmity.





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