A gang of six-member on Sunday hacked a school principal to death in front of his students for whom he was holding a special class.
The incident took place in Havanur Public School in suburban Agrahara Dasarahalli in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where principal Ranganath (60) was holding classes of students when the gang barged into the classroom and hacked him to death, said the police. The gang later fled the spot in a car.
One of the killers was later nabbed by police from Mahalaxmi Layout area after a tip-off. However, the police had to fire at him to subdue him.
The killer suffered a leg injury and was taken to the hospital.
According to the police, a land dispute involving the school building to be the reason behind the killing.
Further investigation is underway.