Firing at senior: Law student taken on remand by Ghaziabad police

The accused, Gaurav Kashyap, the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party functionary, was booked for attempt to murder.

noida Updated: Jan 17, 2018 23:13 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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Police officials and locals at the spot where Kashyap and shot at his college senior on December 27. (HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad police on Wednesday took the first-year law student in police remand for six hours to question him further about the firing incident that took place in Vasundhara on December 27. The accused, Gaurav Kashyap, the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party functionary, was booked for attempt to murder.

Kashyap was booked by police for attempt to murder after he allegedly fired an illegal weapon at Abhishek Kumar, his senior in the Vasundhara college.

Kashyap, after the alleged firing, had fled on a scooter and was spotted riding pillion with two young women of the same college.

Kashyap, Kumar and one of the women students were suspended by the college after the incident. The police had said that Kashyap got infuriated as Kumar allegedly passed some comments about a woman student accompanying him. In retaliation, he allegedly fired at Kumar at a market near the college.

“We took Kashyap on remand and he told us that Kumar has made lewd comments about a woman student who was with Kashyap. He said this made him fire at Kumar. We have also recovered a .32 calibre pistol from the green belt of Vasundhara Sector 2C,” said SC Dubey, station house officer, Indirapuram.

“However, he has not given us any information about the person from whom he procured the weapon. We will track the person during the course of investigation,” Dubey said.

Since the incident, Kashyap had fled the spot and was not traceable. Last week, he surrendered before a Ghaziabad court and, later, police sought his custody and this was allowed by the court on Tuesday.

The incident took place at a market in Vasundhara, barely a kilometre away from the spot where a class 10 girl was allegedly shot in the head by a class 11 boy on the evening of December 20, 2017. The boy was later taken into custody and faces charges of murder and attempting suicide. His father was also arrested by police as it was his father’s licensed revolver that the boy had used.

The girl had died at a hospital in Noida after she slipped into a coma following severe brain injuries.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 23:13 IST