Class XI student shot dead by unknown assailants
A 17-year-old Class XI student was allegedly shot dead by unknown assailants on Monday morning while he was on his way to school. The deceased has been identified as Deepak Singh who was a student of Kasna’s Amichand Inter College. He was shot in his head by two unidentified assailants at around 10 am behind Prakash Institute in Sector-P3, Greater Noida.
“I saw a boy lying on the road wearing a school uniform. He was bleeding badly from behind his head. Other passers-by also stopped and we informed the police about the incident,” said an eyewitness.
Greater Noida is an educational hub that attracts students from not only India but from other countries too. There are several incidents where students from different colleges and universities are victimised or get involved in various criminal or illegal activities. The police suspect that Deepak’s peer circle was involved in his murder as those who are suspected had a fight with him a few days back and are absconding till date.
Cops from Kasna police station reached the spot after a passer-by made a call. The body was taken to Yatharth hospital in Sector Omega-1, where he was declared dead.
“The boy in school uniform was lying on the road and he was heavily bleeding from the back of his head. Two unidentified men on a bike shot him in his head. He died on the spot,” said Sudhir Tyagi, SHO, Kasna police station.
“We also came to know that Deepak had a small fight with some boys of his school a few days back. The suspected boys will be searched and interrogated. The CCTV footage will also help us in identifying the assailants,” added Tyagi.
“We usually receive cases like injuries in accidents of students but this case is a very depressing and rare one. The student was already dead when he was brought to the hospital. We also feel sorry for the student and his family members. There is a need to inculcate proper moral in children so as to make them focus on their future and not on such ruthless activities,” said Kapil Tyagi, senior doctor and managing director, Yatharth Wellness Hospital and Trauma Centre.
Police said that the deceased was a resident of Omicron-3 area and was putting up here with his family. The body was sent to postmortem and reports are still awaited.