Student shot dead inside Banaras Hindu University campus

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Police in Varanasi said on Tuesday that unidentified attackers shot dead a Banaras Hindu University student. Student Gaurav Singh was standing outside his Lal Bahadur Shastri hostel with his friends when three men arrived there on a motorcycle and opened fire at him.

Banaras Hindu University
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Singh, who’s pursuing masters in the university, sustained serious injuries in his stomach and was taken to the trauma centre of the BHU’s Institute of Medical Sciences. Singh, according to news agency ANI, later succumbed to his injuries.

The incident, according to police, took place on Tuesday evening. A report by news agency PTI said that Singh’s attackers fled the spot after firing at him indiscriminately. The Tuesday’s incident caused quite a bit of panic on the campus.

Anil Kumar Singh, Circle Officer, Varanasi Cantt, was quoted as saying, “We have arrested four people in this matter. It was a case of personal enmity.”

Gaurav Singh’s father, Rakesh Singh, worked at the BHU.

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