A Class 8 student was shot dead by her school teacher for rejecting his advances in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

The teacher fired three bullets at the minor when she was returning home after school. One of the bullets hit the minor’s neck causing her to fall on the ground. She died on Thursday night while receiving treatment at a district hospital.

The accused, identified as Shailendra Rajput, had been harassing the student for a long time, due to which the school had suspended him for three months. Reportedly, he was angry with his suspension.