Crime and Accident

School principal beaten to death; cash, jewellery looted

School principal beaten to death; cash, jewellery looted

Bareilly: A school principal was allegedly beaten to death and his wife injured by around six people who barged in their rented accommodation and fled with cash and jewellery, the police said today.

SSP Bareily Jogendra Kumar said, “At 2.30 am, around six people entered the rented accommodation in Nava Nagla where Subhash Chandra (45), a principal of a primary school and his wife Shalini Gupta (40) were residing with their three-year- old daughter.”

“They beat up the couple and fled the spot after looting Rs 50,000 in cash and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh,” the SSP said.

“Around 3.00 am, Shalini called up his brother, who informed the police. The couple was taken toa hospital where Subhash was declared brought dead,” he said.

Investigation into the case is underway, the officer said.

—PTI