SWAT - A schoolteacher in Swat Valley accidentally killed a 14-year-old pupil on Thursday while cleaning his pistol in the teachers’ staff room.

As per details, Majeed, a teacher at the private Sangota Model School was cleaning his pistol in the staff room when he fired accidentally, hitting a student namely Maaz passing through the corridor, as a result the student died on the spot.

On getting the information, police personnel reached the scene and arrested the accused teacher. According to the Station Head officer (SHO) of Sangota police station Naseer Ahmed Khan, victim's father Sardar registered FIR against the schoolteacher, claiming it was not a mishap but he killed my son deliberately.

The deceased student's father informed the police that his son told his family a day before that one teacher at school was teasing him, later he lodged a complaint with the school principal, while soon after it, "I was informed your son was shot by the teacher," Sardar told the SHO.

AFP adds: "Majid Khan was cleaning his pistol in the staff room when it fired a bullet by accident, hitting a student passing through the corridor," local police official Fazl Rabi told AFP. He said the student died on the spot.

Saleem Khan Marwat, the area police chief, confirmed the incident and said the teacher had been arrested.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province allowed teachers to carry guns - and began giving them firearms training - in January, saying it could not provide police guards for every school.

The move was part of efforts to beef up school security after the Peshawar massacre, the deadliest terror attack in Pakistani history.

Heavily armed militants went from room to room at an army-linked school, eventually gunning down a total of 150 people.

But teachers' associations objected to arming staff, saying it was not their job to fight off militants.