A drunken man opened fire at a primary school in Sanghar on Saturday and demanded the principal accept his demands.
The suspect, identified as Muhammad Zaman Nizamani, fired four aerial gunshots at the school principal's office, one of which hit a cupboard. "He asked the clerk to give a primary certificate for a girl who had never enrolled in our school," said Government Primary School Nizamani Muhalla principal Allah Rakhyo, who was not present when the incident occurred.
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The suspect managed to escape from the school. An FIR has been registered under Section 324 of Criminal Procedure Code and Sections 6 and 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act against Nizamani on the principal's complaint, said Sanghar DSP Ishtiaq Arain. He added that the police raided the suspect's residence for arrest but he was not present.
The incident scared the students and their parents as the initial reports of hearing sounds of firing suggested that a terrorist attack had occurred. The school is located in the urban parts of Sanghar.
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Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2016.
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