Unidentified assailants lynched a 24-year-old law student of the regional campus of Swami Sarvanand Giri Punjab University, Bajwara, on Saturday evening in full public view.
The victim, Manpreet Singh, son of a Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector, had come out of the campus in his gypsy (PB 60A 8919) around 6 pm when the attackers waylaid him. He sustained grievous sharp weapon injuries on the entire body. After the attackers left, someone from the area called an ambulance and rushed him to the civil hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Eyewitnesses told the police that the car- borne assailants could be more than 10 in number. They said the armed youth brutally attacked the young man, who tried to escape but was overpowered.
The police said that the attackers seemed to have blocked gypsy’s way by parking their vehicles on both sides of the narrow approach road, leaving no space for the victim to escape.
“We have sounded an alert in the area and hope to capture the culprits soon,” said deputy superintendent of police Sameer Verma. Most people, who had witnessed the scene, were too scared to speak.
Tension prevailed in the hospital where a large number of students and the victim’s kin had gathered.