New Delhi, March 13: A lecturer of a government college in Sonipat district of Haryana was shot dead by a student on Tuesday. The deceased, identified as Rajesh Malik, was giving class when a student named Jagmal pulled out a weapon and shot at him multiple times. The lecturer died on the spot whereas the accused managed to escape. Also Read - Haryana Lockdown: Section 144 to be Imposed Across The State, No Cap on Essential Services

Malik’s body has been sent for autopsy. A special team has also been formed to catch the accused. The motive for the shooting is yet to be ascertained. Also Read - Haryana Extends Suspension of Mobile Internet Services in Three Districts Till Friday

In a telephonic conversation with leading daily The Indian Express, Superintendent of Police (Sonipat) Satendra Kumar Gupta said,”The accused is identified and we have launched a manhunt for the accused who shall be nabbed soon. Preliminary investigations suggest that the assailant had some personal animosity with his teacher for the past few days. At this stage, we cannot reveal the identity of the accused. Further investigations are on.” Also Read - Murthal's Famous Dhaba, Amrik Sukhdev, Offers Free Food to Protesting Farmers

Speaking to ANI, Wazhir Redhu, Police Investigation officer said, “Lecturer Malik was taken to hospital where he was declared dead. We’re going through various video recordings in order to identify the accused. The body has been sent for post-mortem. Investigation is underway & the culprit won’t be spared.”

Malike is survived by his parents, widow and two children.