After an argument over sharing seats, a Class III student in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh carried a country-made revolver to his school following which his father was booked and arrested under Arms Act.
While the minor carried the revolver to school on Thursday, his father, a shiksha mitra, was arrested the next day after the principal registered an FIR against him at the Kotwali police station. The man, who lives in Dhodighat area, was produced before the court, which granted him bail.
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“The student’s father was not carrying any license of the weapon. During questioning, he told police that the revolver belongs to his relative, who was murdered few years ago. Since after the relative’s death, the weapon was lying at his house and he said he had no idea when his son put it in his bag and took it to school,” said Station House Officer, Kotwali police station, Ajay Pal Singh.
The revolver, which has been seized, was not in function, the SHO said.
According to SHO, the boy had an argument with his classmate on Wednesday over seat sharing. “The next day, he carried the revolver to school in his bag. A teacher was present in the class when the boy took out the revolver from his bag and showed it to his friend. Some students informed the teacher, who caught the boy and took the revolver from him,” said the SHO.
The teacher informed the principal who called the student’s father. “The man gave in writing to the principal that revolver belongs to him. The principal later lodged an FIR against him,” the SHO added.