A suspended student of BHU (Banaras Hindu University) in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, was shot thrice outside the gates of a hostel inside the campus on Monday evening. The victim, 23-year-old Gaurav Singh died at the BHU’s hospital early this morning.  

He was suspended by BHU Administration in 2018, accused of creating violence inside the university campus in 2017 over the issue concerned to student’s safety. Mr. Singh was also alleged for helping to burn down a bus in the violence. The suspended student was doing his Masters at BHU.  

In September 2017, a number of students, including two journalists, and women were injured in a baton-charged by police in BHU, where a protest against a reported incident of harassment later turned to violence.   

On Tuesday, Mr. Singh at 6:30 pm was standing outside the gates of Birla Hostel and discussing with friends when four convicts appeared on two motorcycles shot him dead and escaped. The victim took three bullets in his stomach and was admitted to the trauma centre inside the campus. Gaurav Singh took his last breath at around 1:30 am.  

The Police claim that ten bullets were fired at the BHU student. The UP Police also informed that they have detained four students of BHU and interrogating them after an FIR was lodged based on a complaint by the victim’s father.

Varanasi Police Chief Anand Kulkarni said, “It seems there was some personal enmity that has led to the killing. We are investigating all angles. The case of murder has been filed.”

A huge police force has been posted inside BHU campus and they also asked all students to maintain peace.

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