Pakistan: In a cruel incident, a nine-year-old girl student was killed and five others injured when a cop opened fire at the gate of a private school (a missionary public school) in Pakistan. The police informed that the incident occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday when a police constable on duty fired at children in school parking near the main gate of Swat Public School Sangota. Later, the police sources said that the cop who opened fire at students is mentally disturbed.
Injured students are out of danger
The missionary public school is located inside the police station in Mangalor in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The injured were rushed to nearby Saidu Sharif Hospital, as of now, the injured students are out of danger.
Soon after the incident, the cop was arrested and his weapon was seized. Later, he admitted that he opened the firing by mistake on a police van.
Investigation is underway
Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Akhtar Hayat Khan Gandapur has taken notice of the incident and issued strict instructions. Regional Police Officer Malakand Division Nasir Mehmud Satti, District Police Officer Swat Shafiullah Khan Gandapur and Deputy Commissioner Swat Irfanullah Wazir visited the Hospital and inquired about the health of injured school children.
The investigation team is probing the accused constable, a Swat police spokesman said, adding that all norms of justice will be fulfilled.
(with inputs from PTI)