Boy who shot teacher caught travelling without ticket

The Lucknow police received a jolt on Sunday when they learnt that the boy who had allegedly shot and injured his teacher on Saturday was lodged at the Lucknow district jail.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:March 2, 2009 4:02 am

The Lucknow police received a jolt on Sunday when they learnt that the boy who had allegedly shot and injured his teacher on Saturday was lodged at the Lucknow district jail. He was caught travelling without ticket on train and had given the railway police a false name.

The investigating team rushed to jail and found that boy — who had identified himself as Chottu to the railway police — was the Class X student of Red Rose School who had shot his teacher,Akhilesh Mishra. Mishra is currently undergoing treatment. The bullet had passed through his abdomen.His internal organs have been slightly damaged. He is not out of danger.

The railway police had arrested the boy from Rae Bareli station on Saturday night. The TTE at Rae Bareli railway station had caught him at 2.45 am from the Kashi Vishwanath Express.

The boy has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. “The court sent him to jail when he refused to accept the charges against him and decided to contest the case,” said his lawyer Anil Mishra.

The police have decided to intimate the railway court about the student’s other crime and seek his custody for investigation.

The Superintendent of Police (Law & Order) Raghubeer Lal said:

“We suspect his family orchestrated the plan to send him to jail on a fake name to avoid his arrest in the other case”.

The boy’s father,a railway employee,has been missing since the shooting. His licensed revolver,with which the student shot the teacher,has not yet been found.

The boy had shot the teacher after being rebuked for coming to school without uniform. He had gone to the school to collect his admit card for the board exams. Initially,the school had decided to withhold his admit card for want of attendance,but had relented later.

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