In Agra, Uttar Pradesh, a teacher was reportedly shot in the leg by two of his students, as stated by the police on October 6. The students, known as Tarun and Uttam, subsequently filmed a video identifying themselves as “gangsters” and issued a warning that they would come back in six months to target their teacher once more.
“I will return after six months. I have to shoot him 40 times, 39 remain,” one of the teenagers says in the video, which has gone viral on social media.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Sonam Kumar said that the incident took place on October 5 outside a coaching centre in Khandoli town in the rural belt of Agra.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, two students shot their own teacher.
After shooting him, both the students shot a video. In the video they are threatening the teacher and saying, “Your leg has to be pierced. A total of 40 bullets have to be shot … now 39 are left”#UttarPradesh… pic.twitter.com/Cw5aoCkK5S
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The two students lured their teacher, Sumit, outside his coaching centre, where they proceeded to shoot him in the leg. Currently, Sumit is receiving medical treatment, as confirmed by the police.
“The students are now in police custody. They were both apprehended on October 6 following the filing of a case under Sections 307 (attempted murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code,” stated Kumar.
According to law enforcement, one of the students was displeased that Sumit disclosed his romantic involvement with a girl at the coaching centre to his family.
Prior to the shooting, the accused even issued threats to the teacher’s brother over the phone, as reported by the police. The two students enrolled in the Khandoli coaching centre two years ago while preparing for their high school exams.
The accused have been identified as Tarun and Uttam, while the victim has been identified as Sumit, said DCP Kumar.
कोचिंग संचालक को बाहर बुलाकर, पैर में गोली मारकर घायल करने की घटना पर त्वरित कार्यवाही करते हुए थाना खंदौली पुलिस द्वारा सुसंगत धाराओं में अभियोग पंजीकृत कर, अभियुक्तों की गिरफ्तारी हेतु टीमों का गठन करते हुए की जा रही वैधानिक कार्यवाही से संबंधित @DCPWestAgra द्वारा दी गई बाइट। pic.twitter.com/POAjBF2UNu
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The DCP further said that both the accused have been arrested and the weapon used has also been recovered.
On being asked about the cause of the incident, DCP Kumar told, it is being said that one of the accused (Tarun) used to talk to some girl and this information was disclosed to Tarun’s family members by the Teacher after which he took this step.
A video of the incident was also made by the accused which has been going viral on social media platforms, said the DCP.
As per the reports, the accused were influenced by a video of Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi after which they took this drastic step and even made a video depicting a disturbing display of dominance and circulated the video widely.
A case has been registered in the matter and further investigation is underway, he added.