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AMU students set VC's residence afire

Hundreds of students were protesting against the killing of an engineering student of the university.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2007 12:55 IST

Angry over the killing of a student in the Aligarh Muslim University campus, hundreds of students went on rampage and set afire the vice-chancellor's residence early on Monday morning.

Hundreds of students protesting against the killing of an engineering student of the varsity ransacked and set afire the Vice Chancellor P K Abdul Aziz's residence, police said, adding the vice-chancellor was not present at his residence when the incident took place.

The protestors later attacked the AMU staff club and the proctor office causing heavy damage to property.

According to sources, Mazhar Naeem, a BSc engineering student and resident of Aftab hostel, was attacked near his hostel by unidentified persons late last night.

Naeem was rushed to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college where he was declared brought dead, sources said.

AMU spokesman Dr Rahat Abrar said that the motive behind the killing of the student has not yet been ascertained and is being investigated.

Rapid Action Force and PAC personnel have been deployed in the varsity campus where the situation was said to be tense but under control.