Six member gang barged into a school and hacked the principal to death front of 20 students on Sunday. The principal was holding a special class for the students at the time, police said.
Ranganath (60), principal of the Havanur Public School in suburban Agrahara Dasarahalli, was holding classes for 10th standard students when the gang barged into the classroom and hacked him to death, they said.
They later fled in the car in which they came to the school, police said.
One of the gang members was nabbed later from Bengaluru's Mahalaxmi Layout area, based on a tip off. The man suffered a leg injury when police fired at him after he attacked them. He was later taken to a hospital and treated.
Police suspect a land dispute relating to the school building to be the reason behind the killing.
(With inputs from PTI)