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Man arrested for brandishing pistol at Amity University student in Noida

Vivek Yadav, a second year student of Amity University, was allegedly assaulted by Surya Jatav, who brandished a revolver as Yadav drove his car.

noida Updated: Aug 25, 2018 12:51 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Noida
Amity university,Noida,Noida news
The victim filed a complaint claiming that Surya Jatav attempted to murder him.(AFP Photo)

The police arrested a 24-year-old man for attempting to murder a student of Amity University at Noida’s Sector 125 on Friday morning, after a video showing the accused brandishing a revolver at the victim emerged.

Surya Jatav, from Dasna, Ghaziabad, was arrested from his residence by a team from the Sector 39 police station for allegedly brandishing a revolver at a student outside the Amity University campus.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 6pm on Thursday when Vivek Yadav (20), a second year student of the Bachelors in Business Administration course was assaulted by Jatav, who then brandished a revolver at him as he drove his car. The video shows Jatav climbing onto the side of the Yadav’s car window and brandishing a revolver at the occupants inside the vehicle.

“Yadav has claimed that he was driving his car when Surya climbed on the side of the window and started abusing him. He then brandished a revolver at him and was about to fire it, when Yadav sped away. He is unhurt,” Amit Kumar Singh, Station house officer, sector 39 police station, said.

The victim then filed a complaint claiming that Jatav attempted to murder him.

“Based on the complaint and the video, we have booked Jatav under the Indian Penal Code sections 307, 323, 504 and 506 for attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult and criminal intimidation. We arrested him today morning,” Singh added.

According to the police, Jatav studied political science at Amity University from 2015-18. He was supposed to have graduated from the university in June, however, he failed in a few subjects. The university management has said Jatav is “not a regular” student.

The Amity University management, taking cognizance of the matter, has initiated an enquiry against both Yadav and Jatav.

“We have come to know through the media that two students of Amity University, Mr. Surya Jatav ( not a regular student) and Mr. Vivek Yadav were involved in a fight yesterday outside the university campus. There has been no complaint lodged by either of them with the university so far. The police is investigating the case,” Savita Mehta, spokesperson, Amity University, said.

First Published: Aug 25, 2018 12:51 IST