18-year-old girl shot dead, another injured in college hostel

Bengaluru: An 18-year-old girl was gunned down and her friend injured by an attender of a private college after storming into their hostel room here. The man, identified as Mahesh, last night barged into the hostel room on the third floor in which the two girls, studying second year Pre-University course (standard 12) in Pragathi college at Kadugodi on city outskirts, were residing and fired, killing Gautami instantly and injuring her friend, Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi told reporters.

The injured girl is “out of danger” and is being treated at a private hospital here, he said. Reddi said the attender working with the institution for the last two years was absconding and the motive behind the killing was not yet known. “The culprit has to be nabbed, we have constituted two to three teams to find him and they have already been sent to different parts of the state. We will find him soon,” he said.

On the motive of the attack, Reddi said, “We can’t say anything as of now, we will get to know about things only after the investigations.” “….our officials including DCP (South East) Rohini Katoch have also come here last night and have started the investigations,” the police chief said.

Describing it as “an unfortunate incident”, Home Minister K J George, who visited the college, said the two students were at the hostel last night when the attender “shot at one girl and has killed her.”

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