Indian Schoolboy Shot in Warning Over US Military Operation
A 10-year-old boy was shot and injured Friday outside his school in the Indian Taj Mahal town of Agra, apparently as a warning for India not to side with the US in any conflict arising out of the recent terrorist attacks.
Police said the shot was fired from a car containing two men, who left a handwritten message saying "no Hindu would be spared if India sided with the US in the war".
However, Agra police chief R.R. Bhatnagar said he suspected the incident was more an attempt to inflame local religious tensions than a genuine terrorist act.
"The casual manner in which the warning was written reflects that it was more of a nuisance act by miscreants to create panic or to disturb the peace of the city," Bhatnagar said.
"Nevertheless, security has been provided to schools and a full investigation has been launched."
The boy was injured around the waist, but police said the wound was not serious – AGRA, India (AFP)