Riphah University student guns down vice principal

RIU authorities say that the student was suffering from depression and had attempted suicide in the past.

Syed Ali September 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD: A student at the Riphah International University (RIU) in Rawalpindi shot and killed the vice principal of the institution on Tuesday.

Khurram Shahzad, a final year student at the university, shot dead Vice Principal Brig (R) Sanaullah in the incident which took place around 10am on the university campus.

Shahzad managed to smuggle the weapon onto the premises without being noticed by security guards. He proceeded to enter different departments on campus and fired four shots in total.

Shahzad also fired shots at other teachers and security guards, however, the vice principal was shot at point blank range and died on the spot. The body has been taken away for autopsy.

The accused has been taken into custody and is being interrogated by police.

A member of the HR department of the university said that Shahzad had been enrolled since 2002, and had repeated his fourth year four times. He had earlier been expelled by the administration, but was enrolled once again after his parents pleaded with university authorities to allow him to continue his studies.

RIU authorities said that Shahzad was suffering from depression, and had attempted suicide in the past, adding that his mental state was “questionable”.

RIU is located in Rawalpindi. It was established in 2002 by the Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIIMCT) and is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian welfare organisation registered with the government of Pakistan.

It is chartered by the federal government.


DegreeTo Kill | 12 years ago | Reply

Well! it`s seeming as our country is straightly going to hell. We are weakening our curriculam system by illiminating wroth and honour student possess for their teachers.. There were days when prospector was concieved to be Ur spritual parent, while now alarming spot we have taken our nation, by commeting westernization by every means...

neena | 12 years ago | Reply

@Ahmad Jibran: Killing one human being means killing the whole mankind, we live in a civilized society, I don't know about you.If you think that brutal killing is justified, I would suggest you do the same to your father if he tries to stop you from something, because teachers are mentors and spritual fathers. You don't deserve to live with human beings and I suggest that you should go and live with animals where there is law of the jungle. Our nation needs humanity and not murderers and their supporters. We all need to get rid of people like you from Pakistan if it is to prosper.

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