On Sunday morning, Class 10 students of the Havanur Public School in Bengaluru went to attend a class. What they did not expect was to watch their teacher get brutally murdered.
Ranganath (56), the Principal of the school located near Magadi Road, had instructed the students to attend school on Sunday for special class.
At around 11 am, a group of five men barged into the school. Despite several attempts by the security guard to stop them, the gang of men allegedly pushed aside the security guard and went in.
“The five men entered the classroom in which Ranganath was teaching and began stabbing him. He died on the spot, before help could arrive,” the Magadi Road Police told media.
The horrified students began screaming loudly and this alerted passers-by, who went in to see what was going on.
“By the time the people came to see what happened, the men had fled the spot,” the police added.
The people who went into the classroom saw Ranganath bleeding and the students crying. “The students have been petrified by the incident. We have taken down the statements of the people who were there. We will get the statements of the students once they are out of shock and recovered,” the police added.
The CCTV camera installed near the school gate has allegedly captured footage of the men barging in through the school gate. The police say that they are in pursuit of the accused and will track them down within a few hours.
“We have the images of the men from the cameras. Our team is in the process of arresting them. We have registered a case of murder against unidentified persons currently. Their names will be added once we nab them. We suspect that the issue was personal. So far, the suspicion is that the principal had an affair with someone and that the killing was one of revenge. We have taken down the statement of the family members and are pursuing it,” the police said.