The frequent punishments angered Shivansh
An Indian student has been found guilty of shooting his school principal dead in the city of Yamunanagar, Haryana.
The defendant, Shivansh, aged 20, was convicted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
Additional sessions judge Payal Bansal explained that Shivansh killed school principal Ritu Chhabra on January 20, 2018.
Shivansh had used his father’s licensed pistol to carry out the crime. During the investigation, the father was named as an accused as it was his weapon that was used. He has now been acquitted.
The court heard that Shivansh, a class 12 student at the time, had entered the principal’s office and shot her four times. He then fled the scene.
She was rushed to hospital but later died during treatment.
After a case was registered, police discovered that the Indian student took action against his principal because she used to punish him in front of other students.
It was reported that she scolded Shivansh over his poor academic performance and low attendance.
The frequent punishments angered Shivansh so he decided to kill Ritu.
During a parent-teacher meeting, Shivansh went into Ritu’s office and shot her several times in the face and chest.
Teachers told police that Shivansh had not attended school for four days prior to the murder. They stated that they were concerned about his grades and low attendance in his final year of school.
Yamunanagar Deputy District Attorney Surjeet Arya said:
“A case was registered against the youth under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC and the Arms Act at Yamunanagar City Police Station on January 20, 2018.
“The police had arrested the boy and his father.”
Shivansh was released on bail while the investigation continued. He soon went on trial.
During the trial, a total of 16 people testified in court. Staff members at the school including teachers and caretakers explained their series of events.
One person told the court that they had seen the student running out of the principal’s office on the night of the murder.
At that point, Shivansh became hostile. However, when lawyers showed him CCTV footage of a person running out of Ritu’s office, he admitted that it was him.
Even though several people testified in court, no one actually witnessed the murder.
Having gathered the evidence, the court found Shivansh guilty of murder. Meanwhile, his father was acquitted.
Shivansh is set to be sentenced on February 28, 2020.