Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal expressed shock over the accident and directed the district administration to extend support to the distressed families of the deceased and best treatment for the injured teacher.
Four additional cameras had been installed at the location by J&K Police but they were rendered useless the night before the attack due to a short-circuit in the transformer at the plaza, leading to a power failure.
“There were 500 rounds with him at the morcha. He could have fired very effectively from there. The rounds were more than enough to cause extensive damage to those who executed the jailbreak,” said a Punjab jail official.