In a coldblooded murder in the college campus, Principal of Kartik Oraon College in Gumla Shashi Bhushan Prasad Sinha was ruthlessly hacked to death in his chamber by one of his students Rakesh Kujur alias Krishna Oraon on Wednesday afternoon.
Sinha, according to police, was hit several times on his neck by a sharp weapon (dagger) while sitting in his chamber. The police, however, have arrested the accused who was being interrogated till late in the evening till the filing of the report.
“Although, the reasons for the killing have not been revealed clearly so far, we have arrested the culprit along with the weapon used for the purpose near the campus. The student appears to be mentally unstable,” said Gumla SP Bhimsen Tuti.
Kujur, a BA Part - II student of the college, during the interrogation, is said to have admitted that he did kill the Principal as he feared that he was not going to get honours nor he will be allowed to live in the hostel. Kujur, according to police, is an orphan hailing from Hurhuria village in Gumla district.
"The boy was also saying that he killed the Principal because his friends asked him to do so in lieu of a fine of `10,000 imposed on him by his friends against the swindling of the same amount from the hostel fund," added the officer. "The boy has not given any clear reason for the act and appears to be out of his mind," added the officer.