[Assam] Academic killed in B'lore shootout.
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Wed Dec 28 21:28:37 EST 2005
This is perhaps an afterthought after bombing Twin Towers in New York.
Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com> wrote:
A few days ago, a young lady who was heading to work the night shift
in an HP call center was killed. And a couple of days ago, the police
arrested a group of suspected terrorists. Always thought B'lore was a
sleepy little city where nothing much happened. Its just terrible.
BANGALORE, India (AP) -- A group of gunmen opened fire outside a
conference at a premier Indian science institute Wednesday night,
killing a retired professor and wounding four other people, officials
The attackers opened fire into a crowd as people were leaving an
auditorium at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India's
technology hub, police commissioner Narayan Gowda told the Press Trust
of India news agency. The victims had been attending the annual
convention of an Indian research society.
The motive for the attack was not clear. Sri Prakash Jaiswal, India's
junior home minister, told reporters in New Delhi that "it would be
too early to call it a terrorist attack. We have to investigate. It
could have been targeted at an individual."
Authorities quickly threw up a security cordon around the sprawling
institute campus in a northern Bangalore suburb, and put the entire
city -- the hub for India's high-technology world and home to scores
of information technology companies -- on alert, said Bhupendra Singh
Sial, police chief of Karnataka state, of which Bangalore is the
Police identified the dead man as M. C. Puri, a retired professor from
New Delhi's Indian Institute of Technology, who was attending the
conference, the Press Trust of India news agency said. At least one of
the injured was reported to be in critical condition, Indian
television reports said.
The Indian Institute of Science is one India's leading science and
technology research centers.
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