The issue of becoming president of the students union in the government college here led to a clash between two rival groups, armed with fire weapons outside the college, which resulted in the death of an outsider Gurjeet Singh, 17, who was allegedly shot dead by the rival group.
The deceased was reportedly a student of 10+2 of a private school in Abohar. As per sources, one Amarjeet Singh alias Amar Sandhu had pasted a notice claiming himself to be elected as president of the students union of the government college here after another group had done the same some days ago. It allegedly enraged the rival group.
"Some days ago, another group had announced its leader Vishal to have been elected as the president of the college and had pasted a notice declaring it. On Friday, the other rival group pasted the notice announcing Amarjeet Singh Kirpalke the president, which led to the alleged incident of murder of an outsider youth Gurjeet Singh," the sources claimed.
When members of the group of Amarjeet Singh reached near the college gate after announcing Amarjeet as president, members of the rival group attacked them and badly damaged a car. They also fired some shots and a bullet hit Gurjeet Singh, son of Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Modipura tehsil in Abohar. He was sitting on the back seat of the car. The rival group also allegedly tore the posters pasted by the Amarjeet group, the sources claimed.
"The police have registered a case against 9 persons by name for the murder of the youth and 5 unidentified have also been booked under relevant sections of the IPC," said Kanwalpreet Singh, DSP city. Muktsar.
"Actually there are no proper election in the college for the post of the president or other representatives of the students union. Even the students admitted to the college do not take part in such activities. It is rather some outsiders who declare themselves to be presidents of the students of the college themselves," claimed a source.
"No elections are allowed in our college. Only outsiders paste posters of declaring themselves presidents of the students of the college. Our students are not usually involved in such incidents," said a senior lecturer of the college.