VC attack case: Suspect says he was `insulted`

Jora Singh said he had heated arguments with VC Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia when he denied admission to his relative in the university.

Fatehgarh Sahib: Jora Singh, the suspect in
the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University VC shooting case,
on Thursday said he fired at the academician out of "humiliation"
and "insult" he faced when one of his relatives was denied
admission in the varsity.

Ludhiana Range DIG MF Farooqui accompanied by Fatehgarh
Sahib SSP Ranbir Singh Khatra, told reporters that during
questioning, Jora said he had met VC Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia
and later had heated arguments with him when he denied
admission to his relative in the university.

Jora felt "humiliated" and "insulted" at the refusal and
decided to take "revenge" on Ahluwalia, the police officials
said.

The suspect was produced in a local court where he told
media persons that he met the VC after getting a
recommendation letter from "a senior political leader" to get
his relative admitted in the university and alleged that
another person who had less marks than his relative managed to
get admission.

Ahluwalia, who was shot from close range on August one, is
on life support system at a Chandigarh hospital and doctors
attending on him say his blood pressure is unstable.

Farooqui said that Khatra had constituted a special
team to solve the case and police have recovered Jora`s
licensed revolver .32 Bore which was used in the crime along
with three live and three empty cartridges.

PTI

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