15/10/2018 8:42 AM IST | Updated 15/10/2018 8:43 AM IST

Bengaluru School Principal Hacked To Death In Front Of 20 Students

Police say that a land dispute may have been a reason for the murder.

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BENGALURU — A school principal was hacked to death on Sunday by a six-member gang in front of 20 students, for whom he was holding a special class, police said.

Ranganath (60), the principal of Havanur Public School in suburban Agrahara Dasarahalli, was holding classes for Class X 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 Mahalaxmi Layout area here, 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.