Lucknow: In a sensational murder, a 13-year-old Class IX student shot dead his classmate in broad daylight at the college gate on Wednesday afternoon following a dispute over love-affair in Meerut district
A student of Class IX of Navjeevan Inter College in Meerut, Nitin had come to the college to collect results. When he reached the college gate on his mobile, his classmate shot him on his chest with a country-made weapon. He died on the spot.
After committing the crime, the accused student fled after scaring other students and staff with the weapon in his hands when they tried to catch him. Teachers claimed that both were good friends but became enemies three months ago after entering into a brawl over a girl.
The accused student had threatened Nitin with dire consequences if he did not stop meeting the girl. The Principal of the College Raviram Mavi told the police that they both were NCC cadets also and had some misunderstanding over some issue.
The Circle Officer Udai Pratap Singh said that they raided the house of the accused but found it locked. The accused and the family members locked the house and left the city after the murder, fearing arrest.
The body of the student has been sent for the post mortem. “A case has been registered against the accused student and police teams formed to arrest him,” said the CO.