Principal shot dead by student

Principal shot dead by student

A class 12 student reportedly shot dead the principal of his school on Saturday, police said.

The accused fired four shots at Swami Vivekanand School principal Ritu Chhabra, who was in her office, with a 0.32 bore gun and critically injured her, they said.

Chhabra succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Desh Raj. The locals caught the boy and was handed over to the police, officials said.

The incident took place between 11:30 am and 12 noon, police said. The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained, they said.

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