Hisar, Mar 2: A second year mechanical engineering student of a private college here was killed on Monday allegedly by two of his batchmates who had developed an animosity towards him because he was a class topper despite coming from a poor family.
Pradeep Kumar (20) was shot dead near the gate of the Kalpana Chawla College of Education as he alighted from a bus. Police said he suffered three bullet injuries which caused his death.
The police have registered a case of murder against his two batchmates - Kalyan Singh and Raj Kumar.
Police sources said the accused also teased Pradeep as he came from a lower caste. The victim was the son of a carpenter.
Pradeep was the only son of his parents and was a bright student in the engineering college, officials said.
Ram Pal, Pradeep's father, said the family had brought his harassment the notice of the college management a few times earlier but nothing was done to restrain his tormentors.