Student shoots himself dead with father's pistol near Bengaluru bus stop


Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS): In a shocking development, an PUC II (Class 12) student committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with his father's pistol near a bus stop in Bengaluru early on Friday, allegedly after a spat over pocket money, police said.

The deceased was identified as Rahul Bhandari, 17, son of a retired army man from Uttarakhand. His family was settled in R.T. Nagar locality in Bengaluru for 20 years.

The incident, which took place at around 5 a.m., shocked people in the vicinity as they heard a bullet being fired and then saw a body lying in a pool of blood at the Sanjay Nagar bus stop.

The bullet pierced his head from the right and came out on the other side.

The officers of the Forensic Science Laboratory visited the spot and recovered bullets from his bag and pistol. The pistol was licensed in the name of his father and it was kept in a cupboard at home. Rahul, who was said to be very good at studies, had been trained to use the pistol by his father.

According to police, Rahul, who got up at 3 a.m. to study, had stepped out for a morning walk an hour later.

Police said that he had fought with his father as he did not get Rs 500 as pocket money, and his father had shouted at him. However, they said they are yet to ascertain the exact reason for the suicide.

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Sep 18 2021

    Very sad.Fathers duty was to keep the Pistole to keep under lock.He didnt do it.he will be now be chrged .Otherside they lost their child for a petty reason.why does the student wanted so much money ?He could also work for it .Many children dont know the value of money .Parents also try to make understand and do something at home for it.However he is no more Was it drugs or leisure was the cause?shooting himself ,also need some courage.Heartfelt sympathy to his parents.what a pity if they get a charge for not closing it under lock.In our time we never heard of a pocket money.we used to collect some casew nuts and sell if we wanted some sweets.But that was another times.

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