UP: College student shot at inside classroom, female classmate killed; police suspect love triangle

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Jhansi (UP), Feb 19 (PTI) In what is suspected to be a case of a love triangle, a Bundelkhand college student on Friday shot at another inside a classroom, injuring him critically, and then killed a female classmate at her house.

Both the victims and the accused are final year post-graduate students, the police said.

While the woman, Kritika Tripathi, was fatally shot at her Chanakyarpuri house, Hukmendra Gurjar, who sustained a bullet wound to the back of his head, is fighting for life at a medical college, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jhansi, Dinesh Kumar P said.

Accused Manthan Singh Sengar was arrested, and a countrymade pistol and live cartridges were seized from him, he said, adding an investigation is underway.

Before opening fire at Gurjar inside the classroom, Sengar had drawn a heart on the blackboard and wrote 'Manthan Finish' on it, the police said, adding that it might be a case of a love triangle.

Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to take strict action against those involved. PTI Corr ABN IJT