Shooting at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A shooting at the Indian Institute of Science, at Bangalore, India, left a professor dead.

The shooting occurred during a dinner being hosted in honour of a conference which was attended by academicians across the country. Indiscriminate firing by unidentified assailants led to a number of scientists and technicians getting injured, including a professor from the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi, who later died of his injuries. Police believe an automatic weapon was used. The assailants, who reportedly drove in unchallenged through the main gates, have not yet been apprehended, and Bangalore is currently in a state of lockdown, with a red alert being declared by the government. No terrorist outfits have claimed responsibility yet.

The name of the Professor who was killed in the attack was M.C.Puri a retired professor of mathematics in IIT, Delhi.