Disputes about grades, a chancellor in India was burned by a former student. Photos/Illustrations
NEW DELHI – A college principal or headmaster Of India burned alive by a former student after getting into an argument over grades.
Indian media, Times of India reported, the chancellor named Vimukta Sharman was burnt by 24-year-old Ashutosh Srivastava last Monday.
The former student reportedly poured gasoline on the head of the 54-year-old rector of the BM College of Pharmacy in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh before setting her on fire.
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The university was reportedly closed when the incident occurred as quoted by Al Arabiya, Wednesday (22/2/2023).
Quoting information from the local police, the Times of India reported that Sharman had been hospitalized and was in critical condition with burns of up to 80 percent. Srivastava himself had been arrested.
Police said that Srivastava tried to kill herself after the alleged crime by jumping into a nearby waterfall. He was rescued but had 40 percent burns.
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“He is receiving treatment for burns while in custody,” NDTV reported.
The student had a prior criminal record of attempting to stab a college professor four months prior to the incident, over the same grade issue.
According to a report by the Times of India, at that time, he was arrested and released on bail.
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