A 26-year-old software engineer working in Oracle died after being shot by a police official on Tuesday morning in Karimnagar after he went berserk and injured his parents, an auto-rickshaw driver, tw
A 26-year-old software engineer working in Oracle died after being shot by a police official on Tuesday morning in Karimnagar after he went berserk and injured his parents, an auto-rickshaw driver, two constables and another passerby with a sword.
Sardar Balvinder Singh was shot by an inspector when he allegedly grabbed a gun from a constable.The condition of the injured is stable.
Singh was a senior consultant at Oracle Financial Services Software Limited, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, Bengaluru and a native of Laxminagar in Karimnagar.
Karimnagar DSP J. Rama Rao said that Singh died while undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital where he was admitted after being shot in self-defence by inspector J. Vijayasaradhi at around 6.30 am.
Singh apparently had gone on a rampage as he was depressed for not clearing the Civil Services preliminary examinations.
He was also undergoing treatment for depression, said Mr Rao.Singh first attacked his parents, who live on the 3rd floor of a building in Laxminagar, soon after waking up.
He then came down and started breaking car windows and also attacked passersby who tried to stop him.Singh slashed at the hand of Mr G. Srimannarayana, an auto-rickshaw driver who was picking up students of a private school, and two constables. All this happened within a span of 30 minutes.Karimnagar I town inspector J. Vijayasaradhi said, “In an unavoidable situation, I had to open fire on him because Balvinder attacked civilians and constables Ali and Mallaiah and damaged the side mirror of my vehicle. The techie grabbed Mallaiah’s weapon for confronting him. He was attacking people indiscriminately.”
“I was aiming my rifle at Balvinder Singh in order to overpower him as he was attacking civilians on the main road. But he grasped the weapon by hitting me on my hand and I fell.”
Mr Mallaiah, who received a wound on his left wrist, also added, “I would have been killed by him if the inspector had not opened fire on him. Members of the public would have been shot as the weapon was loaded,” said.