A student of Aligarh Muslim University was shot dead by local hoodlums following a minor tiff over parking of vehicles, which led to tension in the campus area, police said on Monday.
Security measures at the campus have been tightened following late night's killing of the undergraduate student. The alleged killer Kallu Khan was arrested this morning following police raids in different parts of the city. The victim, Shahnawaz, a student of final year BSc, had gone out for dinner at a restaurant near the railway station. He was parking his motorcycle when he got into an altercation with some local criminals, City Superintendent of Police Maan Singh Chauhan said.
According to the police, one of the assailants Kallu Khan, who was reportedly in an inebriate condition suddenly, opened fire with his revolver. Shahnawaz was rushed to the Jawaharlal Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead.
Following the incident, hundreds of students gathered inside the hospital compound. Senior district officials, including the district police chief Aseem Arun, rushed to the spot and dispersed the students. A meeting is being conducted by the AMU Vice Chancellor Professor P K Abdul Azis with senior university officials to take stock of the situation, university proctor professor Muzaffar Siddiqui told.