In a fit of rage, a Class 8 girl was ‘shot dead’ allegedly by her former schoolteacher in Kanpur Dehat district on Thursday as she rejected to have sex with him, police confirmed the news.
The accused schoolteacher identified as Shailendra Singh (25), was expelled from the school 2 months after the 15-year-old girl victim had filed a complaint against him with her school principal. Singh is now absconding, police said.
Kanpur Dehat SP Anurag Vats further added that Shailendra Singh had been stalking and making further advances on the girl even after being forced out.
“Shailendra shot her yesterday (Thursday) morning and she succumbed to her injuries in the evening. We have lodged a murder case against the teacher and an unidentified person who was accompanying him,” said Vats.
The SHO of the respective police station explained how Shailendra shot her in the neck and escaped the spot after the girl’s schoolmate briefed him about the whole incident.
“The girl was accompanied by a schoolmate who is the lone eyewitness. She told police that Shailendra, who was on a motorcycle with another person, intercepted them and started talking to the girl. After a few minutes, he shot her in the neck and fled.”