A 13-year-old girl, student of AMU Girls’ School, was hit by a bullet when an armed man fired at a car on a busy road in the civil lines area in Aligarh.
The man escaped even before the bystanders managed to react.
Anam Aslam (13), a class fifth student, was returning home from her school on Monday when an armed person who was walking on the other side of the road fired at the car and the bullet hit her, the police said.
She is battling for life at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where she was admitted.
As the news spread, a large group of AMU students converged at hospital.Senior police officials and AMU officials rushed to the hospital.
AMU proctor Professor M Mohsin Khan said according to preliminary reports, it seemed the girl was not the intended target but the bullet strayed and hit her.
Superintendent of police Atul Srivastava said, “We are working on important clues regarding the identity of the miscreants and we are hopeful that very shortly, we will nab the culprits.”