BHU student shot dead on campus

Unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants opened fire at Gaurav Singh, who succumbed to his injuries late on Tuesday night

By PTI in Varanasi
  • Published 3.04.19, 3:35 PM
  • Updated 3.04.19, 3:35 PM
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Police personnel deployed at the main gate of BHU where Gaurav Singh was killed on Tuesday night, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (PTI)

A suspended student of the Banaras Hindu University was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a hostel in the campus and later died in a hospital on Wednesday.

Paramilitary has been deployed in the University and an FIR registered against four persons including main suspect Royana Singh, police said.

Four others have been detained for questioning.

The attack took place on Tuesday evening when Gaurav Singh, residing in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel on the campus, was standing outside Birla Hostel, and talking to his friends.

Police inspect the spot where suspended Gaurav Singh was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a hostel on the University campus.
Police inspect the spot where suspended Gaurav Singh was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a hostel on the University campus. (PTI)

Some unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants opened fire at him, said a police official.

Gaurav Singh sustained bullet injuries in his stomach and was rushed to the trauma centre of the BHU's Institute of Medical Sciences where he succumbed to his injuries late on Tuesday night, police said.

The student was suspended from the university last year for his alleged role in the violence on the campus in 2017.

"The University has been shut down following Tuesday's incident," Rajesh Singh, BHU PRO said.