Delhi: 21-year-old student shot dead, four reserved
A 21-year-old student from SGT Budhera University was reportedly shot dead by another student after an argument near the parking lot on Friday afternoon. Police booked four college students for murder.
The victim, Vinit Kumar of UP’s Shamli, was a fourth year undergraduate student in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery. The defendants – Pankhil, a third-year law student, aka Lucky, his brother Nitesh, Rahul and Himani – are on the run, police said.
Police sources said Pankhil believed Vinit had shown interest in his friend Himani and made insensitive remarks, which infuriated him. He had come to the university on Friday with the intention of killing him, sources said.
DCP (West) Deepak Saharan said: “A preliminary investigation suggests that the shooter, Pankhil, has a criminal record. Police and criminal police teams carry out raids to find the accused. In FIR, the victim’s friends alleged that there was enmity over friendship with a female friend. It is too early to establish the motive. We are proceeding with caution when it comes to the future of students.
Police sources said at 10:30 a.m. on Friday two defendants, Rahul and Nitesh, went to Vinit’s classroom and asked him to come out to discuss something, but the teacher did not let him go.
In the FIR, the plaintiff Harsh Gaur, who studies in the same class, said: “When the class ended at noon, Vinit told us that he suspected that the four defendants would be arguing with him and asked to her group of friends to escort her safely to the hostel. “
Police said that at 12:30 p.m. Vinit and three of his friends were walking towards the hostel and were near Block A, near the parking lot, when they were pulled over by the four defendants. “The accused confronted Vinit and started fighting with him. We [friends] stepped in and tried to pull them apart when Nitesh suddenly held Vinit from behind. In the chaos that followed, Pankhil drew a gun and shot Vinit in the stomach, ”Gaur told FIR, adding that the accused then escaped on a motorcycle.
Police said Vinit was shot and taken by his friends to the emergency unit at SGT Hospital on campus, where he died during treatment. Officers from the Budhera police station were informed of the incident at 1.20 p.m. and rushed to the scene.
Police said CCTV footage of the incident shows a gunshot was fired during the alleged confrontation, which lasted between 1 and 2 minutes.
Police said the victim’s family had arrived in town and the body was kept in the morgue for an autopsy.
SGT University, in a statement, said, “According to preliminary information available from the university, today’s incident is the result of a personal dispute between some students. The police are investigating the case and the university authorities are cooperating fully with the local police.
A university official, on condition of anonymity, said: “This is a shocking incident. Usually, people entering campus are searched and their IDs checked. As there are multiple entry points from the hospital side, anyone could potentially enter with a gun. “
Police said an FIR had been registered against the accused under Articles 302 (punishment for murder) and 34 (common intent) of the IPC and relevant articles of the Weapons Act at the police station in Rajendra Park.