The Karimnagar Town police fired at a youth on Tuesday morning after he allegedly stood on the street, brandishing a sword and attacking people who passed by.
The youth has been identified as Balvinder Singh, an electronics engineer.
Balvinder, who is also said to have attacked his parents, was critically injured and later admitted to a government hospital after the police fired at him.
Superintendent of Police, Karimnagar, D Joel Davis told The News Minute, "He came out of his house after that and started attacking people on the road. One auto driver and two wheeler driver were also attacked. Then, he went towards the bus stand where a police team tried to stop him and he attacked a policeman. Following this, the cops tried to snatch his weapon away and opened fire. More details are awaited."
A PTI report adds that the trouble began at 7 AM after Balvinder Singh alias Babloo (28), of Laxmi Nagar locality in Karimnagar town allegedly attacked his parents with a sword. Leaving them lying unconscious in a pool of blood, Balvinder ran out of his house wielding the sword and began randomly attacking passers-by and people on the road.
Though more details are awaited, initial reports suggest that the youth had a heated altercation with his parents relating to his repeated failures in cracking a civil service exam, before he is said to have attacked them.